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WHAT IS THE PROPER LEVEL OF TESTOSTERONE

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Proper testosterone level

I am 37 years old taking Sustiva, Epirvir, and Zerit. My Viral has been >40 for 9 months from 7000 and CD4 unchanged at 480. Shortly after starting combo therapy 9 months ago I started feeling fatigued. Testosterone was 329ng /dl before begining...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Your story is not unusual, it turns out. Many men with HIV infection have low-ish levels of testosterone in the blood. There are often symptoms present, and muscle size and strength is compromised. The trouble is, it is impossible to predict just... Read more »

What is proper testosterone replacement level

I am 37 years old taking Sustiva, Epirvir, and Zerit. My Viral has been >40 for 9 months from... Read more »

what is the normal testosterone level

I am a 40 yr. old male with a free testosterone level of 15.0. I seem to always be fatigued and... Read more »
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Is Your Testosterone Level "Normal?"

Are you depressed or fatigued? Have you lost weight for no discernable cause? Have you experienced a loss in sex drive, or in men, a loss of erectile function? Have you suffered from muscle loss or the inability to grow muscle? Low testosterone... Read more »
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Impact of Testosterone Levels on Bone Mineral Density May Be More Pronounced in HIV-Infected Patients

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Nelson Vergel Asks for Change in Testosterone Guidelines After Another Negative Study

A new study published last week and a previous one from the Veterans Administration Hospital System (see below post) show what happens when older men are given testosterone replacement without managing potential blood level increases of factors... Read more »
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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 some reason why a doc won't give it fairly early on in a treatment... Read more »

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. I have been tested five or six times for HIV within the last 10 months ( no risks during this... Read more »

Testosterone and depression

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm looking for more info/personal experience concerning treatments and symptoms associated with testosterone/hormonal deficiency and associated problems, (fatigue, mood changes, ability to focus, loss of drive, lessened experience of joy, general... Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently had a somewhat high risk encounter with a 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... Read more »