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Hiv Medication And Low Libido

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Libido high, woody low

I have read dozens of responses to similar questions, but I feel like I need more specifics. I was diagnosed + 4 years ago and was full blown at that time. I went on several meds, then quit them for 2 years (stupid, I know but denial can be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There often is a major psychologic component to impotence in the setting of HIV infection and worry about transmission and sexual performance. Sometimes low testosteroine levels contribute. Often the Viagra like drugs (start with low dose due to use... Read more »


I've been HIV+ since 1983, was 17 when infected. I've done well over the years while... Read more »

Is it normal for HIV to induce low libido and erection problems?

Dear Dr.,I am a 35 yr old male, and I want to know what is considered 'normal' ranges of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Sexual Difficulties

Loss of sexual interest (decreased libido), erectile difficulties in men, and difficulties reaching orgasm in both men and women are frequently ignored side effects of some medications. Though you may blush at the idea, it is important that you... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Officials, Policymakers Should Implement HIV Prevention Measures Aimed at Older Adults, Letter to Editor Says

Issues such as "decreased libido are not the only problems stemming from adults remaining sexually active later in life," Daniel Tietz, executive director of the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America , writes in a New York Times letter to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Rates of Hepatitis Screening and Vaccination of HIV-Infected MSM in HIV Clinics

Due to similar behavioral risk factors for the two infections, HIV-positive men who have sex with men are at increased risk of viral hepatitis. The authors of the current study set out to assess adherence to HIV management guidelines that recommend... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Assessing Targeted Screening and Low Rates of HIV Testing

At the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., (VAMC-DC), written informed consent along with HIV pretest and post-test counseling had, until recently, been required by federal law, explained the study authors. They sought to assess... Read more »
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How can I suppress my libido?

Posted by Anonymous
I make stupid irresponsible choices that puts me at risk. Is there medication I can take (or anything I can do) to suppress my libido so that I'm not so tempted to do things that can get me into trouble?

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Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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just HOW low is the risk of HIV from oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read on the other forums from the doctors and experts replies have said countless number of times that the risk of HIV from unprotected oral sex is extremely, extremely low. And am wondering just how exactly low the risk is? I have asked... Read more »

Unusual case. Ongoing Low CD4 - HIV possible?

Posted by Tryin2BRational, 4 Replies
I wrote awhile back outlining a one-time risky exposure in March 2006(unprotected vaginal sex) with a female of unknown status. I contacted her and she told me she did not have HIV, but I doubted her veracity (I had two consectutive rounds of... Read more »