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Do I Need To Take Testosterone

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Do I need Testosterone Therapy?

I've been poz for two years now, not on meds (but probably going to start soon). I have been feeling tired and not sexually aroused (I'm only 32, so that can't be normal). My doctor did some bloodwork. The levels of total...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Although you don't indicate what your CD4 count and viral load are, the total testosterone level is low. I can't interpret the free level. The normal free level is usually about 1-4 ng/dL. Feeling tired could be the result of high HIV... Read more »

How long do you need to stay on testosterone replacement?

I am taking androgel for low testosterone. Basically I am wondering will my body ever start... Read more »

Testosterone needs

Hi Dr.I live in a small town 2 hours from my physician. Thanks for your help.Q: I'm going off... 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, topical gel that is applied to the shoulders,... 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 »
Excel-male.com

Nelson Vergel Asks for Change in Testosterone Guidelines After Another Negative Study

A new study published last week and a previous one from the Veterans Administration Hospital System (see below post) show what happens when older men are given testosterone replacement without managing potential blood level increases of factors... 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 »
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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 for HIV within the last 10 months ( no risks during this... Read more »

Nandrolone Decanoate/Testosterone/Oxandrin

Posted by ktp2008, 1 Reply
Since Watson no longer makes Deca-Durabolin, If anyone is looking for a reliable and good compounding pharmacy that has Nandrolone Decanoate, Testosterone Cypionate, and Oxandrin at affordable prices, call New Life Pharmacy in Boca Raton, FL and ask... Read more »

Testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has anyone with wasting on here been given testosterone? when do they start it, what are the requirements in terms of counts and viral loads, or does it make a difference. is there some reason why a doc won't give it fairly early on in a treatment... Read more »

Testosterone and depression

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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 »