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Hiv And Low Testosterone

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HIV low testosterone and prostate cancer

I'm 57. I've been HIV positive for 16+ years. I've also had a prostate resection and radiation for prostate cancer. My PSA is now at 0.4. Are any safe alternative treatments available for my low testosterone? Thanx :)
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Tough question. There is scant data about the risk of prostate cancer relative to long term testosterone replacement. If one looks at the experience with hormone replacement in women (studies for decades in literally millions of women) there... Read more »

low testosterone and hiv.

Last year after being on HIV meds for 2 years I suddenly became depressed and tired and ... Read more »

26 Yr old HIV+ w/ Low(?) Testosterone and symptoms

As the title stated, I am a 26yr old HIV+ man. I have been off meds for about 18 months (by choice,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...losing bone density due to smoking, age, or other risk factors. Repeat in women after menopause, men over age 50, and people with low testosterone. HIV Tropism (See fact sheet 129 ): Shows if your virus can be controlled by a new type of... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Good nutrition and exercise are beneficial, no matter which treatments you choose. Also have your testosterone level checked. Low testosterone can cause depression. Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Talk to your health care provider... Read more »
Project Inform

Bone Health and HIV Disease

...rate. However, men are still at risk, probably later in life and for men with low levels of testosterone. Many men with HIV have low testosterone and may want to talk to their doctors about their bone health. Symptoms of osteoporosis may not... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...Tobacco use: Smoking cigarettes Alcohol and coffee intake: Drinking a lot of alcohol and/or caffeine Testosterone levels: Low testosterone levels in men Use of certain medicines: Long-term use of medicines including glucocorticosteroids... Read more »
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testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does a low testosterone level ever become a factor in HIV infection? I am an above 50 male with below testosterone levels and alot of strange symtoms. Read more »

Maybe it is not HIV

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 3 Replies
...out of bed the next for 2 months I have gradually lost some of the fatigue but now deal many infections (thrush,EBV,psoriasis,low testosterone,low b-12, mouth sores,ect) these are real symptoms. I have been dealing with this (virus) for over 2... Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a somewhat high risk encounter with a woman of unkwon status.The day after when I woke up i imeddiatly begin to panic about hiv.It seemed like a few hours later my testosterone level had dropped and has stayed that way since.Could this be due to... Read more »

crazy ass desease

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...middle ear infections joint pain and get sick allot I have tested out to like 15 or 16 months with all negative results i have low testosterone b-12 high blood sugar and calcium I have been gaining weight but the girls have been loosing weight... Read more »