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The Well Project

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

...problems and visceral fat in HIV-negative people. Cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise and resistance (strength or weight)training decreased triglycerides and visceral fat in a small study of HIV+people. Another study showed that resistance training decreased fat, whileimproving cholesterol and triglycerides. Cardiovascular exercise is any activity that increases your heart rate.Examples include walking at a fast pace, jogging, roller blading,...
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Testim and large breasts

I was just prescribed Testim and one of the side effects listed are enlarged breasts. The questions I have are :1. What percentage have this?2. How large?3. Is this permanent or temperary?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Gynecomastia is rare at low doses of testosterone found in the gels. If it occurs, talk to your doctor about using Nolvadex or Arimidex to block the estrogen that is formed by aromatization of testosterone in the body that causes this problem in... Read more »

Testim vs. Androgel

I am not getting good results from Testim using 1 tube per day. I had it increased 90 days ago and awaiting result. Current dose - 1.5 tubes per day (total 7.5 MG). Now the insurance company said no to Testim so I'll have to switch to androgel. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hi and thanks for your post.Both Testim and Androgel are used to treat low testosterone levels. While it's generally thought that Testim is better absorbed than Androgel, Read more »

Testim

How many hours after applying Testim to the upper arms must pass before a female can touch them?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,It's recommended that you apply Testim to your shoulders after your morning shower, rub it in and then let it dry before covering the area with your shirt. It takes Read more »

Atripla and Testim

I started taking Atripla about 2 weeks ago and had tough time adjusting to it. I think I had all the side-effets except the rash which i'm told may come later. A month prior to starting Atripla I was using Testim to help me gain weight and muscle...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...no significant interactions between the components of Atripla (tenofovir, FTC or efavirenz) and testosterone products, like Testim.BY Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...showing that exercise decreased lipid levels.There are two types of exercise: cardiovascular (aerobic) and resistance(strength or weight training). Both can help improve the way your bodyprocesses cholesterol and blood sugar. Cardiovascular... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...Some nutritional experts believe it can be effective at doses lower than the FDA-approved dose. Testosterone and anabolic (muscle building) agents like oxandrolone or nandrolone might also help treat wasting. They have been studied alone and in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Exercise and HIV

...during a sport, you should get out of the game and cover your injuries before returning to the game. Exercise With Weights Weight training (resistance exercise) is one of the best ways to increase lean body mass that may be lost through HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Side Effects

...of blood supplycan cause hip problems. Get enough calcium from food and supplements. Weight-bearing exercise like walking or weight lifting can be helpful. The Bottom Line Most people who take ARVs have some side effects.However, don't assume... Read more »
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hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
..."working out," active kind of guy, and always been interested in getting bigger/more muscular, etc. i shy away from the term "bodybuilding" as for me that conjures notions of drug-enhanced muscularity that is neither smart nor healthy. since... Read more »

INSERTIVE ORAL SEX

Posted by nightsunami, 3 Replies
I HAVE TESTED 5 MONTS AND 3 WEEKS AGO FROM MY EXPOSITURE OF INSERTIVE ORAL SEX... ITS CONCLUSIVE THIS TEST??IM NEGATIVE Read more »

BODYBUILDING AS A LIFE SAVER

Posted by MUSCLEMAN, 1 Reply
...I AM A 40 YEARS OLD MALE WHOS BEEN SAVED BY A BODYBUILDING LIFE STILE. I LIVE IN MANHATTAN NY. GOT THE VIRUS ON 1995 AND I FIND OUT ON 1998 THAT I GOT AIDS IN SAINT VINCENTS HOSPITAL. Read more »

"WHAT WOULD YOU DO"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hello to all, first and foremost let me thank evrybody that replied to all my post this last cople of weeks:) i sure do appreciate the support.... okay, heres my story:( as of right now im awaiting my elisa test and pretty scared for a positive... Read more »