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Does Testosterone Deficiency Cause Osteoporosis

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What Is Bone? What Is Osteoporosis? What Causes It? HIV and Osteoporosis Antacids and Bone Mineral Density How Do I Know if I Have Osteoporosis? What Can I Do About Osteoporosis? For More Information What Is Bone? Bone is a living, growing material. It has a framework of protein. Calcium strengthens the bone framework. The outer layer of bone has nerves and a network of small blood vessels. Old bone is removed and new bone...
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Testosterone deficiency

I got my first lab work results back (after initial diagnosis of being HIV positive) and my doc showed me I had a 5.8 level of testosterone. She said the normal levels start at 6.5 (I think that's correct). Should I get on some therapy for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Between 25 and 45 percent of all male HIVers suffer from low testosterone. It can lead to loss of energy, appetite, weight, muscle and bone mass, sex drive and even your rosy outlook on life! Low testosterone is the most common hormonal... Read more »

Does testosterone supplementation cause prostate camcer?

Thanks for all of your great answers. Without Androgel my testosterone score was about 202 (normal if from 200 to 800). I was fatigued all the time without the Androgel supplement and even felt tired after sleeping 10 hours or more!!! Is the gel...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The issue of testosterone supplementation and prostate cancer is an important one. Although many of my patients use androgel or other testosterone supplements, they do so only after I have discussed in detail the risks with them. The exact risk... Read more »

Has it been found that Crix causes Testosterone levels to drop?

Hi, I have been HIV+ since 1996, once I found out I was HIV+, I got treatment right away. My viral load is below 50 and my T cells stay around 500. I am 6'4" tall and currently weigh 143lbs. The most I have ever weighed had been 163lbs....
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
NO NO is not the testosterone, but the HIV. We knew about testosterone deficiency years before we ever even dreamed of protease inhibitors. First report was by Dobs from Baltimore in 1988! And it was very common.I do agree with the... Read more »

Can Testosterone replacement cause Heart...

Mr. Vergel Hello sir. I like to know. Can Testosterone replacement cause Heart attack in obese or slim people? Ie: depo testosterone or androgel. I understand obese people have low Testosterone. But what if it is even lower then average. Thank...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Good question that I get asked a lot.Testosterone deficiency (low blood levels of testosterone) have been linked to increased cardiovascular risk. Testosterone replacement (at physiological, not bodybuilding, doses) has been shown to improve... Read more »
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you all asked me about my exposure, well it was about 2 years ago and it was a bisexual one with another male, we had oral sex together and i cum but he never did ,it was a one time experience, im married and just wanted to try it one time,that was... 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 »


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 »

STRESS: causes everything

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We tought stress didn't cause candidiasis, in fact stress does cause even candidiasis:


Oral candidiasis is caused by the fungus called Candida. Everyone has small quantities of the fungus in the mouth, vagina, digestive tract and skin. In... Read more »