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Can A Person With HIV Take Testosterone

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testosterone and its benefits for HIV Positive People

I am seeking information around testosterone treatment and HIV.I am a HIV positive person and I live in Australia the reason for my question is. Both myself and my partner are HIV+ he has no T-cells and a viral Load that is unreadable not...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...Yes you might benefit from testosterone if your levels are low-normal, but do not expect to turn into your partner. Everybody is different with respect to how they Read more »

Revisiting fitness @ 40 with hiv

I'm presently overweight at 5'10" and 225. I worked out regularly but not recently. Is there hope... Read more »


I was wondering if testosterone is dangerous for me a n HIV+ person NO complications so otherwise... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...medications several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being depressed is ... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

... The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers of two prescription topical testosterone gel products, AndroGel 1% and Testim 1%, to include a boxed warning on the products' labels after receiving reports of adverse Read more »

An Overview of Testosterone

...any medical problems before taking this medicine. Men with breast or prostate cancer, women who are or may become pregnant, or people with serious heart, liver, or kidney disease should not take this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with... Read more »
The Body

Gender Issues and Sexual Dysfunction: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...compared to 45 percent of HIV-negative diabetics and 28 percent of healthy controls -- complained of sexual dysfunction. No testosterone blood levels were measured, however, to see if this higher AMS score correlates to lower blood levels of... Read more »
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Serodiscordant sex....?

Posted by eponastar, 3 Replies new here, not to the body, but to the boards. I have a question for everyone who is willing to share. My boyfriend, is HIV + I am HIV-. When I met him he told me and since meeting him we have enjoyed a wonderful, fruitful and loving... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does a low testosterone level ever become a factor in HIV infection? I am an above 50 male with below testosterone levels and alot of strange symtoms. Read more »

Sexual desires lowered?

Posted by NYC_Guy, 5 Replies
...weird delusional issue in my brain with trying to process everything? I know this is probably an odd question and maybe too personal for this forum, but I just need to know how to deal with this. I'm in no hurry to have sex again - at all - but... Read more »

Maybe it is not HIV

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 3 Replies
...of bed the next for 2 months I have gradually lost some of the fatigue but now deal many infections (thrush,EBV,psoriasis,low testosterone,low b-12, mouth sores,ect) these are real symptoms. I have been dealing with this (virus) for over 2 years... Read more »