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Acquired Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism

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Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop an AIDS-defining illness (an illness that is very unusual in someone who is not HIV positive). Antiretroviral: a medication that interferes with replication of retroviruses. HIV is a retrovirus. CD4...
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My question is in regards to testosterone levels, sex drive and production of semen. I test HIV positive in November of 2005. I think I converted to positive status in the summer of 05 as I got very ill, ran a high fever 102-103 for almost two...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hypogonadism include: hormone resistance, gonadal defects, alcoholism, radiation side effects and mumps orchitis. Underlying causes of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism include: pituitary lesions (neoplasms, granulomas, infarction, hemochromatosis,... Read more »

Masturbation and Kallmans syndrome

I am a 47 yom, and have Kallmans.Since age 16 I have been on 200 mg deletestryl IM and from age 20-35 HCG and FSh and now back on the deletestryl. My sex drive is the same now as it was when Ii first started treatment, due to the constant level of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...could be harmful and cause cardiac risks? What??? Where did you read that, "Health Tips from Pope Benny?" Kallman's syndrome (hypogonadotropic hypogonadism) or not, burping the nephew as often as you want is not harmful.Dr. Bob Read more »

Lower testicular volume

Hi:My urlologist is a columbia trained, However he could not even detect the hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism I had for few years. I had a testosterone level of 278 with LH and FSH in normal range. The problem was low testicular volume which he stated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is an HIV information website. Are you HIV-positive? If so, write back with more information, including your T-cell count, viral load, meds, etc. If you are not HIV-positive, consider follow-up with a Board-Certified endocrinologist. They... Read more »


I've been on combination therapy since the acute phase of my infection. My viral load was quickly reduced to undetectable and my cd4 count is normal. Assuming this remains the case am I at risk for hypogonadism? Should anabolic steroids be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Although the incidence of hypogonadism appears to be higher in HIV infected men it is not unclear to me what factors directly relate to that problem. There has been no clear association between antiretroviral use and hypogonadism. Anabolic... Read more »
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Posted by thehennegroup
Hello, my name is Samuel Foster and I work for the Henne Group, a medical research firm located in San Francisco. We are currently conducting interviews with men who have been diagnosed with Hypogonadism or Low Testosterone, and are hoping to spread... Read more »

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Esophagitis as opportunistic infection

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I am wonering if anyone can tell me if Esophagitis can occur within 1st year of acquiring HIV infection. Please, I am extremely scared and I would appericiate an answer. Thanks, Nate Read more »

300 ppl!

Posted by grcboy77, 2 Replies
I slept with a girl who states that her ex bf slept with 300 ppl. She also does not use protection. She gave me oral (unprotected) and vaginal with a condom. What are my risks for HIV or another STI? Thanks. Read more »