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How Long Does Androgel Stay In Your Body

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...gain may also be linked to the use of HIV drugs including proteaseinhibitors. There are several treatments being explored for HIV-related fatgain. Human Growth Hormone Human growth hormone (hGH) is naturally produced in the human body. Twodrugs have been developed based on hGH that have shown the ability to reducevisceral belly fat: Serostim: This drug is a man-made version of hgH Tesamorelin: This drug is a man-made growth...
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A Long Term, Long Sleeping Survivor

Dear Dr. Bob,It's been a long time since I've visited this site, but you're obviously still doing the same great job. You deserve all the accolades and kudos received from all of your readers - me included!Quick background: probably HIV+ since...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a pain in the ass, literally and figuratively. Unless you're into pain, I can't really see why anyone uses this approach any longer. The patches are OK, if you don't mind that "large band-aid fashion" look. I definitely recommend the gel -... Read more »

Testosterone Reaction

I recently had a blood test for testosterone levels and like a few HIV+ guys, my level was low so my doctor gave me an injection of depo testosterone in my thigh. On the second day after the shot, my leg was sore and by the third and fourth days, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...uncomfortable. Thats why most of us now prefer the topical testosterone replacements the daily patches or gel (AndroGel). How long will the injection site stay sore? Well that varies, but it usually subsides within 2 weeks. I doubt youll have... Read more »

EXTREME FATIGUE

I am living with AIDS (undetectable VL and CD4 of 400 and rising) and have a concern with which my Dr. has not been very helpful in providing a solution. I own my own business, which is specialized and requires a lot of work from me that others...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...With Testim or AndroGel, the blood testosterone level can be kept at a more constant level, similar to what it is when your body makes its own hormone. You can read more about this in the archives. Good luck!Dr. Bob Read more »

Androgel - Long Term Use

Dr. Frascino,Thanks. Your the best. Your forum has helped me greatly over the years and your camp gets a laugh out of me every time. I have been on Androgel for two years. My testosterone on Androgel is normal. I am doing fine on it but am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,What long-term side effects? A happy upstanding Mr. Happy? Take a read through the archives. I'm quite sure I've addressed this concern Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

AndroGel Offers New Option for Testosterone Replacement

...maintained it within normal range. The study reported that AndroGel also "increased sex drive, bone mineral density, and lean body mass." Complete study findings are to be reported in June 2000 and the pharmaceutical company, Unimed, expects to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...stavudine (d4T), retrovir (AZT) or efavirenz (Sustiva,) talk to your doctor about changing medications. However, it can take a long time to reverse changes in body shape. Implants or injections are the only way to deal with sunken cheeks. These... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Composition Tests

... What Are Body Composition Tests? Anthropometry Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Body Mass Index (BMI) Computerized Tomography Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis) Metabolic changes cannot be seen without lab tests, but can cause seriouslong-term health problems. Increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides can put you at a higherrisk of... Read more »
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outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »