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Effects Of Hypogonadism

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Doctor, I am +, T cells of 570 viral load under 47,000. I am not on any antiviral meds my testosterone was like 270. My doctor gave me Andogel to help with my energy but has done nothing but make me very aggitated. If I continue Androgel will...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...very helpful in ameliorating the symptoms associated with hypogonadism. The dose can be adjusted if you are experiencing side effects. If you are already hypogonadal, you shouldn't worry about making your own testosterone in the future, as you... Read more »

Normal testosterone but sex drive is very low

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Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

...described, particularly as men progress to AIDS and in those who are wasting. Testosterone has both anabolic and androgenic effects. Although there has been a study showing improvement in quality of life in HIV-positive men treated with high... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome with AIDS, and hypogonadism is seen to increase with the progression of the disease. Hypogonadism is often related to the effects of severe illness, malnutrition, and opportunistic infections. The condition in HIV-infected patients often... Read more »
The Body PRO

The Prevalence of Hypogonadism in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

... The prevalence of hypogonadism in HIV-infected patients receiving HAART (Poster Presentation TuPeB3180) Authored by M. Desyatnik, A. Baaj, A. Fisher (United Read more »
The Body

Steps Forward: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

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