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How Do I Avoid Hypogonadism

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hypogonadism

I've been on combination therapy since the acute phase of my infection. My viral load was quickly reduced to undetectable and my cd4 count is normal. Assuming this remains the case am I at risk for hypogonadism? Should anabolic steroids be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Although the incidence of hypogonadism appears to be higher in HIV infected men it is not unclear to me what factors directly relate to that problem. There has been no clear association between antiretroviral use and hypogonadism. Anabolic... Read more »

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Hello Vergel I understand that having Hypogonadism does not mean you have HIV. But, does having... Read more »

Hypogonadism

About how long after infection would Hypogonadism become an issue?Thanks for your time!... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Harm Reduction and HIV

What Is Harm Reduction? Harm Reduction in Action Harm Reduction and HIV Challenges to Harm Reduction Is Harm Reduction Legal? Harm Reduction in New Mexico The Bottom Line For More Information What Is Harm Reduction? Harm... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Harm Reduction Forum Coming Up

The AIDS Committee of Guelph and Wellington County will present the second annual "Harm Reduction Forum: Understanding Our Community" on March 11 at the Guelph Youth Music Center. Topics to be discussed include methadone maintenance treatment,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Examining Link Between "Power Structures," Disease Spread Through Study of Incarceration, HIV Treatment

In this Open Society Foundations (OSF) blog post , Daniel Wolfe, director of the International Harm Reduction Development Program at OSF, examines "the ways that power structures, rather than individuals, contribute to disease rebound and spread,"... Read more »
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avoiding transmission to others in school.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
im still waiting 3 month's to get tested, by the time the date comes i will be starting highschool, how can i avoid passing the virus to my friends and classmates in school?

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can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »

avoiding reporting requirements

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I live in a state that has mandatory HIV reporting.

My question is this,

Although the state where I live currently offers anonymous testing, to get treatment the test must be confidential. As a result of this requirement the result of the test, if... Read more »

How To Avoid Excessive Negative Thinking

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 5 Replies
I really appreciate reading so many of your posts that give hope and receiving encouraging messages from some of you who are going through many of things that I have or will go through.

Recently, I received a message from Mike that reminded me that... Read more »