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I Have Testosterone Deficiency Does That Mean I Have Aids

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HIV/Hepc?testosterone

I have been diagnosed with HIVfor almost 10 years, and HepC for 5. I have been hiv undetectable for several years, and no damage from hepc at the moment. However I am experiencing fat redistribution: belly, chest accumulation with skinny arms, no...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A recent study lat month) from the ACTG of testosterone for lipodystophy showed that it did not restore loss of fat (actually fat continued to be lost from subcutaneous areas) and did Read more »

Testosterone levels and HIV antibody test.

Hello!It is now being reported (via HIV/AIDS literature) that close to 50 of HIV+ patients have low... Read more »

Testosterone use and HIV+

I was diagnosed with AIDS 2 years ago, i have been on triple combination medication for this time,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

... AIDS Clinical Care (04/99) Vol. 11, No. 4, P. 25; Corcoran, Colleen; Grinspoon, Steven The use of testosterone may help in staving off AIDS wasting syndrome (AWS), according to recent data. Studies have indicated that testosterone levels Read more »
The Body PRO

Impact of Testosterone Levels on Bone Mineral Density May Be More Pronounced in HIV-Infected Patients

...this study to answer a question that I couldn't find the answer to in the literature: Among HIV patients, would having a lower testosterone level correlate with a lower bone density? 1 Ranjani Raghunathan, M.D. What's been shown... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Testosterone

... tes-TOS-te-rone Brand Name: Androgel, Depo-Testosterone, Androderm, Testoderm Other Name(s): Sustanon, Testosterona Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Testosterone, Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...weight: Being too thin Tobacco use: Smoking cigarettes Alcohol and coffee intake: Drinking a lot of alcohol and/or caffeine Testosterone levels: Low testosterone levels in men Use of certain medicines: Long-term use of medicines including... Read more »
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testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does a low testosterone level ever become a factor in HIV infection? I am an above 50 male with below testosterone levels and alot of strange symtoms. Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...woman of unkwon status.The day after when I woke up i imeddiatly begin to panic about hiv.It seemed like a few hours later my testosterone level had dropped and has stayed that way since.Could this be due to guilt/sterss/anxiety?or could it be... Read more »

Testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Has anyone with wasting on here been given testosterone? when do they start it, what are the requirements in terms of counts and viral loads, or does it make a difference. is there Read more »

Androgel Questions

Posted by gray, 1 Reply
...to HIV 15 months ago. My bloodwork came back CD4 608 and VL 13,000 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... Read more »