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Can A Person With HIV Take Androgel

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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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Testosterone question (please help)

Hey Doctor, I feel like Iam going insane...It seems as if my testosterone level maybe low.I was going to my doc to get my injection...well it seems that everytime I get my shot I get very irritated with people, I also break things at times.I just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...replacement therapy is warranted, rather than injectable preparations I would suggest that you use one of the topical preparations (AndroGel or Testim), which are self-applied daily by rubbing a gel into the skin. To learn more, check out the... Read more »

Of Chelsea boys, gels, and prohormones (not in that order)

The title is not as catchy as "Of shoes and ships and sealing wax..." but there we are.(1) In recent posts you've discouraged, quite unequivocally, people from taking DHEA (recommending that they get their testosterone levels checked and supplement...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...estrogen. If it has any significant effect at all, it would be after it is converted into a sex hormone. That's why I recommend HIV-positive folks check their free testosterone levels and supplement with one of the testosterone-replacement... Read more »

side effects of testosterone

I have been positive for 20 years and am on 5 HIV meds. My Dr. checked my testosterone and it was low, so she put me on testosterone. My question is, what are the side effects? I have been told it is possible for my testies to shrink and grow...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...benefits of receiving testosterone replacement therapy outweigh the risks. I recommend using one of the topical agents (Testim or AndroGel) for testosterone replacement therapy, as it is more "physiologic" not to mention less painful than... Read more »

preventing wasting/gaining weight

HI Doc,My T cells are 580(cd4s at 14%) and my vl is 10,000. I've just started taking meds(Sustiva and Epzicom). Two pills a day at night. How can I sure up some quality muscle to help stave off wasting. I'm 6'2" and 180#s. I think that I should...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...muscled Chelsea boy???? Why the hell not? They are hot, hot, hot!Here's what I would suggest:1.Optimize your nutrition. See an HIV-knowledgeable nutritionist, if possible, for an evaluation and specific recommendations. 2.Optimize your workout... Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

AndroGel Offers New Option for Testosterone Replacement

...testosterone that is 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... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Safety Concerns Prompt Label Changes and Medication Guide Requirement for Testosterone Gel Products

...use in men who either no longer produce testosterone or produce it in very low amounts, and are often used by men living with HIV who have below normal testosterone levels. Although the Precautions in the current labels instruct users to wash... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, November 5, 2009

...HEALTH ISSUES   A Closer Look: Living Longer With HIV, but Aging Faster Do HIVers age more quickly than HIV-negative people? It's becoming increasingly clear that they do, but right now there are more questions than answers as to why. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me? And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to... Read more »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...and we found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living facility just... Read more »

Gay Personals for HIV+'s

Posted by Anonymous
...Hey People, I am 38 years old black male HIV/Aids diagnosis since 1-26-99. I am very lonely. Looking for some personal ads or chat lines Read more »

injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went directly into... Read more »