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Androgel/Weight Gain

Hey Doc..I had posted a question about painful testosterone injections a couple of months ago and followed your advice and switched to Androgel. I have been using the gel for about 6 weeks. I have gained about 5-7 pounds without changing my eating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...improved libido, mood, and other effects. Switching from testosterone injections to AndroGel in and of itself should not cause weight gain. Its essentially the same medication, just in a more convenient and less painful formulation. Aerobic... Read more »

Androgel is it enough to gain weight?

I have Poz for the past 16 years. Am 5 9 140 lbs. Current regimen consists of Kaletra, Viread and... Read more »

preventing wasting/gaining weight

HI Doc,My T cells are 580(cd4s at 14%) and my vl is 10,000. I've just started taking meds(Sustiva... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...have not been carefully studied and contain a lot of sugar. Nutritional supplements like Juven or whey protein may also help increase weight. Consult with your health care provider before using nutritional supplements. Supplements should be used... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...their medications. Fear of body shape changes keeps some people from starting ART. Insulin resistance can lead to diabetes and weight gain, and can increase the risk of heart disease. High blood fats can increase the risk of heart disease.... Read more »
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how can i gain weight being positive

Posted by tracey, 1 Reply
...help is there any thing that i can take to gain weight and keep it on? has anyone ever taken a supplement called juven? DOES IT HELP YOU GAIN WEIGHT Read more »

is there anything i can do to gain weight with hiv

Posted by tracey, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever heard of juven, does it help people like us with hiv gain weight thanks Read more »

Atripla and weight gain

Posted by mimilove, 2 Replies
...I have been reading a lot of posts about Atripla and weight gain and the same info keeps coming back that Atripla does not cause weight gain. Well, I feel this is false information because Read more »

gaining weight

Posted by still_here, 1 Reply
...undetectable 47% and i have gained 34lbs. i've been o Atripla for years now & i'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same weight gain issue? my doctor is in no way concerned with the weight gain, noting i'm a 36yr old female & i... Read more »