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Adolescent Hypogonadism

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Drug Level Testing

...Body weight: very low weight can increase drug levels. Very high body weight may reduce drug levels. Metabolism: different people break drugs down faster or slower. This is partly due to genetic factors. Age: children and adolescents process drugs differently than adults. Drug interactions: some drugs affect the metabolism of other drugs, and can raise or lower their levels. Smoking and drinking habits. Herbal and other supplements. For...
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teenager, fatigue, testerone

My son is sixteen, infected when he was 2, cocktail drugs, Viracept, Zerit, and Hivid, have finally lowered vl to 4,000, cd4 hasn't moved out of single digits for nine years now. Our problem is fatigue and what it's doing to his spirit. He has...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...Hello Many HIV infected adults develop hypogonadism (decreased testosterone production), so it is not inconceivable for a teenager with HIV disease to potentially be hypogonadal. It is important to check the serum testosterone level (both... 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 Read more »


About how long after infection would Hypogonadism become an issue?Thanks for your time!
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Hypogonadism generally occurs in patients with more advanced HIV disease/AIDS, but can occur in some men relatively early on in the disease. Read more »


Dear Dr. Young,Is it possible for hypogonadism to start as soon as 2 months after infection?I have total erectile dsyfunction and am wondering what the story is.Jim
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...about your physical and mental health. At first glance, I would think that it's rather unlikely that you'd have HIV-induced hypogonadism to quickly after initial infection-- fortunately, a simple blood test can ascertain if you have low... Read more »
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The Prevalence of Hypogonadism in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

... The prevalence of hypogonadism in HIV-infected patients receiving HAART (Poster Presentation TuPeB3180) Authored by M. Desyatnik, A. Baaj, A. Fisher (United Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

... Introduction: A number of endocrine abnormalities have been reported in people infected with HIV. Among these, hypogonadism is well described, particularly as men progress to AIDS and in those who are wasting. Testosterone has both anabolic... Read more »

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents (available at ). Read more »
The Well Project

What Are Opportunistic Infections? al. (1993). 1993 revised classification system for HIV infection and expanded surveillance case definition for AIDS among adolescents and adults. CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. United States Public Health Service & Infectious... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Upcoming Research Study

Posted by thehennegroup
...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 the word about our study so we can get anyone who might be... Read more »

help please

Posted by dcboy20, 2 Replies
i just got test two week ago my test came back and my blood work just came back my cd4 count is 374 and viral load 10400 my docter said should consider treatment this is my first test or should i wait and take another test after two to get avaverge... Read more »

Adolescent Health Educator Miami

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Channge Incorporated Centre for AIDS Services for Women Adolescent Health Educator HIV/AIDS case manager/educator for adolescent females from ages 14-21 in Miami, Florida. Social Service experience.Degree Read more »