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Testosterone and Immune suppression
Mar 18, 2002

Hi, 28yo male here. I have been HIV+ for 2.5 years now. I am healthy and have not experienced any health problems except weight and muscle loss. I wanted to try some anabolic steroids to try to gain back the muscle mass that I have lost, but have conflicting info on anabolics and androgenics. I have read info on other sites that indicate these types of steroids will cause immune suppression. I am going to take the following in combination weekly to try to gain weight. 30mg Testosterone Propionate, 60mg Testosterone Phenylpropionate, 60mg Testosterone Isocaproate, and 100mg Testosterone Deconate.

Should I worry about immune suppression with these or would this be relatively safe. Also, do these testosterones help produce more red blood cells? Thanks Boney Brett

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Testosterone will help produce more red blood cells. However if you are losing weight from HIV, then you should seriously consider HIV treatment as well as testosterone replacement. Generally speaking too, if your testosterone is normal, the steroids will drive your natural testosterone to near zero and it may not come back. Also that sounds like a lot of testosterone, depending on your level. DTD

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