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Can A Person With HIV Take Testosterone

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Total Testosterone, Free Testosterone and SHBG

I have been testing my Testosterone levels for over a year now, and mostly I have a low total testosterone index (+/- 300 ng/100 ml), but a 'normal' free testosterone index (+/- 10 ng/100 ml), with a sex hormone binding globuline of 0.54...
Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Marc Hellerstein, M.D., Ph.D.

University of California Berkeley & San Francisco
Your doctor is right, that the tissues only use the free testosterone. However, an important practical issue is that total testosterone may be a more accurately measured value than the free testosterone and the SHBG in many hospital labs, just for... Read more »

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... Read more »

Testosterone in HIV+

Hello, I have a follow up question for an answer you gave on testosterone supplements to another... Read more »
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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 effects in children... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Impact of Testosterone Levels on Bone Mineral Density May Be More Pronounced in HIV-Infected Patients

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of the study she presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

AIDS Clinical Care (04/99) Vol. 11, No. 4, P. 25; Corcoran, Colleen; Grinspoon, Steven The use of testosterone may help in staving off AIDS wasting syndrome (AWS), according to recent data. Studies have indicated that testosterone levels are low in... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Testosterone: A Man's Guide: Practical Tips for Boosting Physical, Mental and Sexual Vitality by Nelson Vergel

This is the second edition of a book by the U.S. activist Nelson Vergel. It is a users guide to testosterone by an HIV positive man who has researched the subject over many years for his own care. The non-technical sections include helpful tips... Read more »
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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. I have been tested five or six times for HIV within the last 10 months ( no risks during this... Read more »

Testosterone and depression

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I'm looking for more info/personal experience concerning treatments and symptoms associated with testosterone/hormonal deficiency and associated problems, (fatigue, mood changes, ability to focus, loss of drive, lessened experience of joy, general... Read more »

HIV Poz Dating | HIV personals | HIV Support Forum

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http://www.H-Date.net is an exclusive H community for people to find other Positive Singles for dating and support. Here you can get on with your life, Dating with HIV, make friends, find love, hope, understanding, information and even more. If you... Read more »

Gay Personals for HIV+'s

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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 on the net that are HIV pos friendly where I could possible meet someone with my status for a serious... Read more »