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How Common Is Gynecomastia

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gynecomastia

HiI have developed gynecomastia - and am on atripla so been told by the doctors that it's probably the efavirenz. Been reading various Answers - like:http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Fatigue/Archive/Help/Q195624.htmlHave decided to try Testogel...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It is often unclear what causes male breast enlargement in the setting of HIV treatment. Hormone abnormalities can contribute is some cases so seeing an endocrinologist can be useful. 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 »

Androgel and Gynecomastia

Hello Dr. Henry, My HIV dr. placed me on Androgel about 5 years ago because my testosterone levels... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Cancer Drug for Male Breast Enlargement?

...breast size may also increase. In men, enlarged breasts are uncommon, occurring between 3% and 5% of HAART users. The cause of male breast enlargement in HAART users is not clear. When doctors review blood test results, in most cases estrogen and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

What Are Opportunistic Infections? Testing for OIs OIs and AIDS What Are the Most Common OIs? Preventing OIs Treating OIs What Are Opportunistic Infections? In our bodies, we carry many germs -- bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

What Is MAC? How Do I Know if I Have MAC? How Is MAC Treated? Can MAC Be Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is MAC? Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) is a serious illness caused by common bacteria. MAC is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

What Is Molluscum? How Does Molluscum Spread? How Do I Know if I Have Molluscum? How Is Molluscum Treated? Can Molluscum Be Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is Molluscum? Molluscum contagiosum is a... Read more »
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Gynecomastia -- painful breast lumps

Posted by patrickf, 2 Replies
...size of a pencil eraser) under my right breast nipple. After a thorough radiologic and surgical exam, I've been diagnosed with gynecomastia. I didn't know anything about gynecomastia.... so I searched the web and found that gynecomastia and... Read more »

Common Cold?

Posted by Anonym, 2 Replies
Is a constant cold (sneezing, runny nose, etc) a sign that you are close or even at at the point of full blown aids or a substantial decrease in your t-cell count. Are constant cold typcial in HIV pos individuals? Read more »

No common cold in 5-7 years ?

Posted by squanderer, 2 Replies
I used to get colds that lasted days and weeks more than 6 years ago. However, in the last 6 years I haven't had much of a cold, and when I feel a bad cold coming on the next day its gone. I am wondering if any HIV positives have experieced this... Read more »

How common is it?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
How common is it to be infected with HIV and test negative 6 months or more after being infected. Could different strains of the virus cause it not to be picked up? Also, I have only tested for HIV-1, is it necessary to test for HIV-2 ? Read more »