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Gynecomastia -- painful breast lumps

Posted by patrickf, 2 Replies
I've been HIV+ for about 15 years or so, on meds for 7-8yrs..... and have been doing VERY well.

However, within the last 30 days, I've developed a painful lump (about the size of a pencil eraser) under my right breast nipple. After a thorough... Read more »

I don't mean to bother... But...

Posted by Anonymous
First off, let me begin this by saying that I do not intend to offend or bother anyone by this post. I am not HIV/AIDS positive. I am doing a study for college on HIV/AIDS and how people live with it, how they maybe discriminated against for having... Read more »

just wondering/what do you mean/clinical??

Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
well, first of all based on your test you are hiv negative. some of the responses you are getting are from aids realists/dissidents. they do not believe that hiv exists. they hang around on this board and use crafty language about tests are false,... Read more »

Numbers don't mean anything.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV/AIDS doesn't have a set pattern. Not ever person infected is going to test positive. 8.5 weeks after infection, or 6 months after infection. Most people who test positive do so after being infected years, and after their health has declined... Read more »

What does this test name mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am negative but wanted to ask something.

on the report from quest and under the term - TEST NAME,
it states .....
HIV-1 AB W/CONFIRM.,NY
HIV-1 AB, EIA

it says non-reactive, no HIV-1 antibodies dectected.
what does AB mean?

what does W/CONFIRM mean?
did... Read more »
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Gynecomastia Surgery Option

I've found countless articles and information on this forum concerning gynecomastia and it's causes, but very little information on treatment of the condition. I've been HIV+ for 17 years and during the course of treatment I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many metropolitan areas in US have plastic surgeons that perform procedures on HIV+ persons. If you have a friend/family member or interest in a particular west coast, northeast, larger midwest cities, or Miami then I would contact a local HIV... Read more »

Sustiva and gynecomastia

I have gynecomastia confirmed by doc.(44 years old male,great shape and low body fat) Was on propecia (known to cause it) but quit during Christmas so thats not likely the cause. The other drug is Sustiva, its also been blamed for gyno. Now all my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Gynecomastia is a frustrating problem for patients as you well describe. The exact cause is often hard to pin down and treatment if often suboptimal. I have seen no data on the safety /efficacy of Letrozole for HIV-associated gynecomastia. The rate... Read more »

Recurrent Gynecomastia: What to do?

I have been on Sustiva and Combivir since the fall of '01 (Crix and Combivir before that, changed due to severe GERD and for a more simple regimen, not due to drug resistance). In '02 I developed painful unilateral gynecomastia in my left...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The natural history of gynecomastia in both HIV+ and HIV- men can be variable so it is hard to make firm statements from the anecdotal reports and case series that are published in the literature. I assume your hormone (ie testosterone) levels have... Read more »

Gynecomastia starting in person with low body fat

Hello, 44 years old hiv poz male (on hiv meds for 18 yrs) I and my doctors are noticing gynecomastia,mainly fat accumulation around the nipples equally. I have not been on any hormones all my numbers and levels are fantastic, including natural...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The first question is whether you have gynecomastia or lipohypertrophy. Sometimes breast enlargement is caused by expansion of glandular breast tissue, but in other cases is really a reflection of an increase in fat in the breast region. A mixed... Read more »
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