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Does Hiv Affect Erections

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Is it normal for HIV to induce low libido and erection problems?

Dear Dr.,I am a 35 yr old male, and I want to know what is considered 'normal' ranges of testosterone. I am HIV+, but it seems like lately my sex-drive and erections are getting worse. I complain to my doctor that I am not feeling...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Normal range for testosterone is 200 to 1000. However it tapers down with age. Should start at 1000 at age 21 and go down to 200 at age 80. So you have the testosterone of about a 70 year old. You should have supplementation and there is a gel, call... Read more »

What can I do to help an erection problem?

Dr.Fawcett, l am a 60 year old gay man with HIV, undetectable for a few years with a t-cell count... Read more »

Erection and testosterone problems

Hi Dr. Fawcett:I am a 47 year old HIV+ male, 14 years poz and going strong! However, I have slowly... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Several Vaccine Trials Affected by Halt of Merck's HIV Vaccine Trial

Several vaccine trials are being postponed or modified following the halt of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine trial, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports (Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer , 11/16). Merck in September announced that it had ended the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Virginia's Eastern Region Has One of State's Highest HIV Rates, Experts Say; Blacks Mostly Affected

In 2008, the Virginia Health Department 's Eastern Region had a rate of 19 new HIV infections reported for every 100,000 residents, which is nearly twice the rate in Northern Virginia and higher than the state rate of 12 infections for every 100,000... Read more »

HIV and Illicit Drug Use Interact, Affect Verbal Learning and Memory in Women

New research via the U.S. Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) shows that HIV infection and illicit drugs work together in a negative way and can diminish cognitive performance. The study of almost 1,400 women -- some HIV negative, some HIV positive... Read more »

Mental Health and Substance Use Affect Adherence

Adherence means taking medications correctly. So why is adherence to HIV drugs such a big deal? Because if you miss too many doses, the virus in your body can change to avoid the effects of the medications. When this happens your medications can... Read more »
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My partner can't get a erection

Posted by JJD, 3 Replies
Hi Everybody

Just to point out this does not bother me as much as him. We have been together for almost a year and a half. Plus my mother loves him. He told me the first night we meet that he was HIV+, i am HIV- thats was no problem we have always... Read more »

7/9, New York, NY: Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Riverside Church NYC
90 Claremont Avenue, Room 10T
New York, NY

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Light Refreshments and Networking
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 90 Minute... Read more »

Will ecstasy affect my hiv test results?

Posted by Heythere01, 1 Reply

I'm wondering if having used ecstasy short before the test affects it's results or not. Thanks! Read more »

dear gmanbil Can HIV affect the liver?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
dear gman,hiv itself affect the liver,while NOT on meds?,
my liver enzymes are always recent DNA PCR WAS NEG,for HIV.

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