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Does Androgel Interact With HIV Meds

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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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To young to feel this old

Dr Frascino,I'm a 47 year old male who was diagnosed with HIV in 1995. I'm sure the exposure was a year earlier. My viral load is undetectable and my CD4 count is in the mid 800 range. Currently my HIV meds include Truvada, Ziagen, Reyataz, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your current doses rechecked to be certain you are taking them as prescribed.3.Hormonal imbalances. You report you are taking AndroGel. I presume you have hypogonadism (low testosterone). Hypogonadism can be associated with fatigue. You should be... 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
...Hi,Great news about your rapid response to your HIV meds! However, now it's time to put the smile back on Mr. Happy! Decreased libido (decreased sex drive) is often a sign of hypogonadism Read more »


Dr. Bob: I asked this question a couple of months ago, with no response from you. I'm trying again.What are your thoughts about using Androgel while one is battling prostatitis? No one I've spoken with in the medical community seems to know. Is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Since you will be seeing a urologist soon (right?), you can double check with him or her. You should also check in with your AIDS specialist. He/she might want to get an HIV resistance test to see if your current meds are your best option. It... Read more »

HIV and Fatigue

I'm HIV+ (asymptomatic) going on 18 years. For the last several years, I've noticed a burgeoning fatigue, that is sometimes debilitating. As you know, fatigue and HIV can come in many shapes and sizes; most of them interrelated.At first, we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...also report "for the last several years I've noticed a burgeoning fatigue." Any chance your fatigue increased when these new meds were started? Also, check for drug-drug interactions.Hopefully some of these suggestions will help identify some of... Read more »
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 »
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... Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself ... 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 »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...had some problems with depression, so my physician prescribed "Lexapro." I'm assuming that it should'nt be a problem w/ the meds I'm on already. I seem to be okay. Does anyone know anything about Lexapro? Read more »

Help with HIV meds...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi- I read on here awhile back about getting free meds from companies who make the drugs by writing to them...does anyone know what I need to do something from my doctor? Read more »