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Gynecomastia And Hiv

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gynecomastia,hiv treatment

Hi! I have a simple question: Is there any relation between side effects of hiv med and gynecomastia? I'm 36 and I've been on treament for 5 years (4 years with Crix,Videx and Zerit). Since last feb I'm taking Sustiva,Ziagen and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You have already noted several possible causes. Gynecomastia is seen in the setting of HIV infection with treatment. Some patients have hormonal abnormalities (increased prolactin, testosterone deficiency, etc). I have seen it with a variety of... Read more »

Sustiva and gynecomastia

I have gynecomastia confirmed by doc.(44 years old male,great shape and low body fat) Was on... Read more »

Gynecomastia starting in person with low body fat

Hello, 44 years old hiv poz male (on hiv meds for 18 yrs) I and my doctors are noticing... Read more »
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Current Research on the Mechanisms Causing Lipoatrophy and Potential Treatments

Differential Effect of HIV Protease Inhibitors on Adipogenesis: Intracellular Ritonavir Is Not Sufficient to Inhibit Differentiation (Poster 724) Authored by C. Vernochet, S. Azoulay, D. Duval, R. Guedj, G. Ailhaud, C. Dani A Prospective Cohort... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

Introduction: A number of endocrine abnormalities have been reported in people infected with HIV. Among these, hypogonadism is well described, particularly as men progress to AIDS and in those who are wasting. Testosterone has both anabolic and... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

The Skinny on Body Fat and HIV

Some people with HIV complain of weight and belly fat gain after they start HIV treatment. But researchers have not been able to determine what causes the problem. Some studies actually dispute that there is a problem, and say that people with HIV... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and Hormones

Introduction The Endocrine System How Do Hormones Work? Hormones and HIV/AIDS Sex Hormones Men Women Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women Conclusion Selected Sources Introduction The term "hormone" broadly refers to any type of... Read more »
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Gynecomastia -- painful breast lumps

Posted by patrickf, 2 Replies
I've been HIV+ for about 15 years or so, on meds for 7-8yrs..... and have been doing VERY well.

However, within the last 30 days, I've developed a painful lump (about the size of a pencil eraser) under my right breast nipple. After a thorough... Read more »

Breast surgery and hiv

Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone had breast enlargement, or planning to?
Does anyone have information about the possible risks and side effects connected to hiv? Could lypodystrophy became a problem with breast implants?

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