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Aug 29, 2001

I was diagnosed sevewn years ago, but my viral load has always been undetectable without meds. Recently i urged my doctor to check my testosterone level which proved to be a little low. I've been getting weekly shots of test-nandralone. So far the one thing that I've noticed is increased acne in my back and face, also some hair loss. What can I do to counter act those side effects and what are the most common side effetcts. Thanks JH, NYC

Response from Dr. Bartlett

These are relatively common side effects of androgenic steroids. Acne can be treated with a variety of topical medications such as antibiotics. Your hair loss can be treated with topical medications such as Rogaine. I suggest discussing these possibilities with your health care provider, and if necessary, consult with a dermatologist.

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