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Can A Person With HIV Take Testim

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...more fat gain in theirbreasts and waists. Weak bones: It is known that women in general are at increased risk ofdeveloping osteoporosis (weak bones) after menopause, but studies have also shown thatHIV infection increases a person's risk of losing bone mineral density. Thisplaces both HIV+ men and women at increased risk of osteoporosis. However, HIV+women's risk for bone weakness is three times higher than HIV+ men's. Gender differences...
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Need Referral: Low Testosterone

Hi Nelson,Since I know you have a pretty good network, I thought I'd ask if you knew of a good HIV doc or endocrine specialist in the Boston area who is really good with low testosterone issues.I am an androgel/testim person (over 7 years) who did...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...doctors nearest you who use their compounding, a HIV- related web site(doctors in this list also treat people who are not HIV positive) of "anti-aging" doctors around the... Read more »

Seeking help

Dr. Bob, Hope you are well. You never did answer my question about my worrying about a reused lancet at Out of the Closet Thrift store while getting an HIV test. I know why. I went through the archives and have seen that you have answered that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Depressed Italian Girl,Thanks for your kind comments and for using the archives to find the information and/or reassurance you desire. Your research is correct: Lancets are not reused and you cannot contract Read more »

Question about Oxandrin

I am wondering if (in addition to Androgel,5 g once daily)adding Oxandrin to my regimen might help getting my body back in shape. I have developed a "pregnant like" stomach. I do not exercise regularly, I swim when I am feeling up to it. Also might...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...First of all, studies have found that there is no such a thing as a weight gain free combo. Most people gain some weight and fat when their immune system improves after starting HAART. And some people gain more than others. A person Read more »

Natural Options: Low Testosterone

Hi.I am a 38 year old HIV poz man who started testosterone therapy after diagnosis about 5 years ago when my test looked low. I take testim 100mg. MY levels are still in the low range 17.0 free test for a normal range in my age group of...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...than Testim or Androgel (which cost around $1000 a month). Most compounded testosterone gels cost around $50 a month. I have personally used compounded gels and find them a lot better and a lot cheaper at raising testosterone levels since they... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud and effective for those purposes. Regular medicine does not have a cure for HIV. Because it is a serious illness, many people with HIV disease are willing to try almost anything to get healthy. Some unproven treatments may be harmless, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...presence of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can significantly increase one's chances of contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others with HIV. The rates of... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms, when they do occur... Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...unlike diabetes, there's still a ton of stigma attached to being HIV positive. Even though having HIV doesn't make you a bad person, unfortunately there are many people -most of them ignorant of the facts about HIV -- that still discriminate... Read more »
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Posted by planonstaying, 7 Replies
i was recently diagnosed and am still waiting for bloodwork I got the test because of fatigue issues i have been having. most other stuff had been eliminated and I knew I was at risk=/ I am going to ask the specialist about fmla when i see her. I... Read more »

Worried2002 or anyone

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...As you know ive had a 3 and 4 month neg hiv test,Im getting tested tues or weds it will be 23 weeks,It will take 1 to 2 weeks for my results.I ve had all the symptoms as Read more »

HIV Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Another question: I went to my AIDS clinic for a test a while back. When I took the ELISA oral test and asked him about the time frame, he told me that after 25 Read more »

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 »