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I Have Hiv Can I Take Androgel

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Androgel Infertility

Hi Dr. Bob,I've been HIV+ since 1987, and I've been on Androgel for hypogonadism since 2000 (I was exhausted all the time). I'm looking into the possibility of sperm washing. It sounds like something on a box of Tide--"Now with sperm washing!" My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Are you definitely infertile because you've been on AndroGel? No! Absolutely not! Your first step is to meet with an HIV-knowledgeable obstetrician who understands and has access to the Read more »

ANDROGEL

DEAR,DOC I WANT TO KNOW IF ANDROGEL WILL HELP WITH RECOVERY AND FATIGUE THANK,YOU Read more »

andro gel vs dep injections

Hello,I was using the andro gel everday but have switched to the depo injections 200ml every other... Read more »
Articles
Seattle Treatment Education Project

AndroGel Offers New Option for Testosterone Replacement

...The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on 2-29-2000 that AndroGel has been approved for use as a testosterone replacement therapy in men with low testosterone. AndroGel is a clear, colorless, Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...Testosterone Man-made testosterone has been studied as a treatment for lipodystrophy.Unfortunately, in a study of testosterone gel (AndroGel), it did not decreasevisceral fat. In fact, visceral fat increased and lipoatrophy in the arms andlegs... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Safety Concerns Prompt Label Changes and Medication Guide Requirement for Testosterone Gel Products

... The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers of two prescription topical testosterone gel products, AndroGel 1% and Testim 1%, to include a boxed warning on the products' labels after receiving reports of adverse effects in... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Testosterone Cream Available at CPS

...cream, call CPS at 800-842-0502. Note: On February 29 Unimed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the FDA had approved its AndroGel(TM) 1% testosterone gel "for replacement therapy in males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence... Read more »
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Advice...

Posted by iNvisible, 2 Replies
...Does HIV and/or the medication make you feel less sexual? After my diagnoses I dnt really feel as sexy or in touch with my sexuality Read more »

depressed

Posted by antibody, 4 Replies
...35 hiv+. current stats are tcells 750 and 11,000 copies of the virus. i've been monitored for 2 years by a hiv specialist. on androgel for testosterone replacement. no anti-virals. i am constantly fatigued and my body will hurt all over. my... Read more »

Sexual problems for positive boyfriend and I

Posted by mandaree23, 1 Reply
...advice. I hope that should I ever be diagnosed with an illness that there is a community so open-minded and caring as the HIV/AIDS community. Read more »

Androgel Questions

Posted by gray, 1 Reply
...which are good numbers apparently. The only issue is my testosterone which is off the charts low. My doctor is suggesting androgel and I am wanting to know what the potential issues might be. I've love to hear from anyone who's tried it or... Read more »