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High Testosterone In Females And Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

... Optimizing Health Care Conclusion Selected Sources Transgender persons illuminate the complex interplay of social and biological factors that determine gender identity (an individual's own sense of maleness or femaleness) and contribute to both HIV risk and HIV health. This article highlights some of the unique challenges that transgender persons face in maintaining their health -- including avoiding HIV infection or living well...
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testosterone and high hemoglobin

My husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer 4 years ago, he had one testicle removed. About 1 year ago he started a testosterone regimen, starting with gels and now injections. He has his levels checked every three months all fine until...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...etc.The best way to bring hemoglobin and hematocrit down while staying on testosterone replacement is donating blood (if one is HIV negative, if HIV+ then therapeutic phlebotomy at a doctor's office). 4-5 units every 2-3 months are usually OK... Read more »

testosterone and high hemoglobin

My husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer 4 years ago, he had one testicle removed. About 1 year ago he started a testosterone regimen, starting with gels and now injections. He has his levels checked every three months all fine until...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,This is an HIV/AIDS information Web site. You and your husband should discuss this problem with your husband's physician.Dr. Bob Read more »

high estrogen level

I am taking truvada, norvir and reyataz. My testosteron level is 832, it's always been high. But I just had a test for my estrogen level and it is exceedingly high, 260. Could one of these drugs be causing this? My homeopathic doctor wanted me to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...genetic status of liver enzymes. There also a metabolic link between such factors as fat levels and liver status and levels of female/male hormones that can be fairly complicated (when I am puzzled I often refer to an endocrinologist to try and... Read more »

female

dear doctor, does female HIV+ also need testostorone supplement to reduce fatigue? thx
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...simple blood test can let you know if this is a problem for you or not. Ladies, I should also mention there are even more common "female hormone" malfunctions associated with HIV disease. These can involve progesterone and/or estrogen and can... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...) are more likely to be depressed, especially if they are being treated with interferon. Other risk factors include: Being female Having a personal or family history of mental illness, alcohol and substance abuse Not having enough social... Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

... Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know if you Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Exercise and Hyperlipidemia Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

DHEA

...steroid in humans. It can be transformed in the body into testosterone (the primary male sex hormone), estrogen (an important female sex hormone), or other steroids. DHEA has not demonstrated the same effects as anabolic (muscle-building)... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...for African-American women aged 25 to34. Women in African-American and Hispanic communities make up only 25 percentof the US female population, yet accounted for 82 percent of all femaleHIV/AIDS cases in the US in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the... Read more »
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