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Androgel And Aids

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...the skin. Lipids are fats or fat-like substances in the blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the...
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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...contraindications for using testosterone, replacement therapy with AndroGel or other similar agents may well be beneficial. Talk to your HIV specialist regarding your options. If HIV-associated fatigue is your problem, a thorough evaluation is... Read more »

andro gel vs dep injections

Hello,I was using the andro gel everday but have switched to the depo injections 200ml every other week. the gel seemed to give me a better feeling, felt better but i cant go back to it cause it irritates my skin. I dont feel as good with the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...preparations, daily transdermal patches, and a new bioadhesive buccal testosterone tablet (Striant) that is used orally. Talk to your HIV specialist about trying one of these options. I think they are all preferable to the injections. Good... Read more »


I am living with AIDS (undetectable VL and CD4 of 400 and rising) and have a concern with which my Dr. has not been very helpful in providing a solution. I own my own business, which is specialized and requires a lot of work from me that others...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...AIDS-associated fatigue, and often there are multiple causes acting in tandem to zap our zip. I'd suggest you begin by browsing the archives of this forum to gain a broader understanding of the potential underlying causes of AIDS-associated... Read more »


Dr. Bob: I asked this question a couple of months ago, with no response from you. I'm trying again.What are your thoughts about using Androgel while one is battling prostatitis? No one I've spoken with in the medical community seems to know. Is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(right?), you can double check with him or her. You should also check in with your AIDS specialist. He/she might want to get an HIV resistance test to see if your current meds are your best option. It would be nice to drive your viral load to... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

AndroGel Offers New Option for Testosterone Replacement

...slowly released into the bloodstream. Low testosterone, clinically referred to as hypogonadism, affects many people living with HIV. Until now, the only replacement therapies that have been available have been intra-muscular injections (which... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Testosterone Cream Available at CPS

...On March 2 the Community Prescription Service, a mail-order pharmacy associated with POZ magazine and specializing in HIV, announced that it is selling a compounded testosterone cream. This product is not generally available in pharmacies.... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, November 5, 2009

... HIV News & Views, November 5, 2009 - The Body November 5, 2009 Breaking News at News Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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Sexual problems for positive boyfriend and I

Posted by mandaree23, 1 Reply
...article on TheBody states it could be due to meds (he's on Kaletra and Truvada) or it could be a psychological thing due to his HIV status. I also noticed a lot of people talking about Viagra and Androgel. He has used Viagra since I've been... Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Myths, HIV-related Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
... Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

i tested positive for aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...viral load of 450000 and my cd4 count was under 20. my doctor my doctor put me on epivir(300 mg),viread,viramune(400 mg)for the hiv and i take zithromax, bactrum,diflucan ,zoverax because i dont have many cd4 cells. while i was sick in the... Read more »