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Is Testosterone therapy lifelong
Mar 1, 2000

Is it true that once you begin taking testosterone that after a few months your body will turn off production thereby making this therapy life long?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

If you are taking it for HIV related hypogonadism, it is unlikely that the testes will come back. If you are healthy with normal levels of T, it will come back but it will take up to 6 months. Most HIV related loss of testosterone will not come back despite good HIV treatment. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.


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