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The Well Project

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

...and the abilityto sleep. They can also increase blood pressure and make heart diseaseworse. Testosterone Man-made testosterone has been studied as a treatment for lipodystrophy.Unfortunately, in a study of testosterone gel (AndroGel), it did not decreasevisceral fat. In fact, visceral fat increased and lipoatrophy in the arms andlegs increased as well. Anabolic Steroids Oxandrin is an anabolic steroid that is taken by mouth. In a small...
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ANDROGEL

DEAR,DOC I WANT TO KNOW IF ANDROGEL WILL HELP WITH RECOVERY AND FATIGUE THANK,YOU
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your free testosterone is low for your age and there are no contraindications for using testosterone, replacement therapy with AndroGel or other similar agents may well be beneficial. Talk to your HIV specialist regarding your options. If... Read more »

andro gel

hey Doc...32 here...just started meds 8 weeks ago...viral has already went from 160,000 to 17,000 and tcells are at 350...question is .I have NO sex drive for months now and low energy...low energy has been around for a lot longer. I am not even...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indeed this is the case, you definitely should consider replacement therapy. The topical testosterone gel preparations (like AndroGel) are the most convenient to use. Your supplemental "Vitamin T" will also help you regain your muscle mass. But... Read more »

Androgel Cycling

Thanks for all your help. You are the best. I have been on androgel for 18 months. Is there value to my cycling off it? It has been an incrediable help with fatigue and weight gain (and sex drive!) How best should I do that? Thanks.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Assuming you are taking AndroGel for hypogonadism (documented low testosterone), and not to be king of the muscle-stud-gym-bunnies (that's my job), then there Read more »

andro gel vs dep injections

Hello,I was using the andro gel everday but have switched to the depo injections 200ml every other week. the gel seemed to give me a better feeling, felt better but i cant go back to it cause it irritates my skin. I dont feel as good with the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have a testosterone level drawn just prior to getting a shot (two weeks after your last shot).There are also alternatives to AndroGel, including other topical preparations, daily transdermal patches, and a new bioadhesive buccal testosterone... Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

AndroGel Offers New Option for Testosterone Replacement

...The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on 2-29-2000 that AndroGel has been approved for use as a testosterone replacement therapy in men with low testosterone. AndroGel is a clear, colorless, Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, November 5, 2009

...for men who have HIV.) A new study is now recruiting men across the U.S. age 65 and older to test whether the testosterone gel AndroGel can help offset these problems. (The study is not specifically about people with HIV.) (Press release from... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
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Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Sexual problems for positive boyfriend and I

Posted by mandaree23, 1 Reply
...Truvada) or it could be a psychological thing due to his HIV status. I also noticed a lot of people talking about Viagra and Androgel. He has used Viagra since I've been with him and I've seen Androgel in his house but dont think he has used... Read more »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...a prescription for Atripla. Thank GOD I have good insurance and will be able to afford the drugs. Questions? Do I now have AIDS? Will things be instantly better once I start meds this weekend? Anyone out there on Atripla who has NEVER been on... Read more »

depressed

Posted by antibody, 4 Replies
...35 hiv+. current stats are tcells 750 and 11,000 copies of the virus. i've been monitored for 2 years by a hiv specialist. on androgel for testosterone replacement. no anti-virals. i am constantly fatigued and my body will hurt all over. my... Read more »