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How Long Does Androgel Take To Work

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Androgel - How long to work?

Hi,I'm 44 years old, have been poz goin on 12 years, and have been alone a long time. Recently I've fallen for somebody but my libido hasn't quite responded the way I remember. My doc put me on Androgel for about a month ago, 2.5 grams 1, 1 packet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to upper range of normal. That should wake up your one-eyed monster and lagging libido. And considering youve been "alone a long time," we probably should warn your new partner to be ready for not only that "lovin" feeling, but also "a whole... Read more »

Androgel Infertility

Hi Dr. Bob,I've been HIV+ since 1987, and I've been on Androgel for hypogonadism since 2000 (I was... Read more »

EXTREME FATIGUE

I am living with AIDS (undetectable VL and CD4 of 400 and rising) and have a concern with which my... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...assistance program. Over-the counter nutritional hgH supplements are often advertized. Beware ofthese -- there is no proof that they work. Leptin Leptin is a hormone that is produced by fat cells. High levels of leptinsuppress appetite and... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Continuing Treatment: Making It Work Long-Term

...Regardless of the particular drugs you choose for your cocktail, there is one important rule to remember: Your drugs will only work when you take them . Duh, you say, but remembering to take your pills at the right times every day isn't always... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

AndroGel Offers New Option for Testosterone Replacement

...The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on 2-29-2000 that AndroGel has been approved for use as a testosterone replacement therapy in men with low testosterone. AndroGel is a clear, colorless, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...very complicated. There are choices to consider at every stage of the disease. It's best if you and your health care provider work together as a team. That makes it easier to choose and stick to your treatment plan. "Care provider" means a... Read more »
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Nothing is working for me, any ideas

Posted by Lifelost, 2 Replies
Not on therapy at the moment, my TC4 count and VL are still good. My problem is that I can not fall asleep. Tried most sleep aid and non has been helpful. I am worried that this is going to weir down my immune pretty quick. Any ideas are... Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

How long does it take for meds to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of under 20, the viral load is now 325 and cd4 is 35. I've heard it takes 3-6 months to get the viral load undetectable and longer to get the cd4 back over 200. Does anyone have any experience with going from AIDS back to HIV status? Read more »