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Can Testosterone Help With HIV

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Testosterone use and HIV+

I was diagnosed with AIDS 2 years ago, i have been on triple combination medication for this time, my CD4 went from 30 to 270, and viral load has been undetectable for 18 months. I have begun exercising again and wish to increase my muscle mass, it...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...I only recommend testosterone if you have low-borderline blood levels of either total or free testosterone...if so you will need testosterone as a replacement Read more »

26 Yr old HIV+ w/ Low(?) Testosterone and symptoms

As the title stated, I am a 26yr old HIV+ man. I have been off meds for about 18 months (by choice,... Read more »

your ideas on testosterone level and HIV viral load

Dr. Bob,We know that HIV virus in males often causes reduction in testosterone levels. As the HIV... Read more »
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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 Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...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 2008. Ranjani Raghunathan: My... Read more »
Being Alive

Building Muscle Mass

... I've been HIV+ for about three years and recently started working with a trainer. I've always had trouble putting on muscle mass (called "scrawny" Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies... Read more »
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testosterone

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 Read more »

Maybe it is not HIV

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 3 Replies
...we do go online and try to find answers to our symptoms , and often they are related to immune system problems or fit the HIV symptoms to a T (It probably does not help that HIV can cause every symptom in the book) But these people are really... Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a somewhat high risk encounter with a woman of unkwon status.The day after when I woke up i imeddiatly begin to panic about hiv.It seemed like a few hours later my testosterone level had dropped and has stayed that way since.Could this be due to... Read more »

Testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...make a difference. is there some reason why a doc won't give it fairly early on in a treatment regimen? With advanced stage AIDS? Read more »