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How Long Does Hypogonadism Last

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Hypogonadism

About how long after infection would Hypogonadism become an issue?Thanks for your time!...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Hypogonadism generally occurs in patients with more advanced HIV disease/AIDS, but can occur in some men relatively early on in the disease. The commmon symptoms are fatigue, weight loss, loss of libido/sexual desire, erectile dysfunction or a... Read more »

iatrogenic hypogonadism from anabolic steriods

Could you comment on iatrogenic hypogonadism that follows with the use of anabolic steriods. Are... Read more »

hypogonadism

I've been on combination therapy since the acute phase of my infection. My viral load was... 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 »
The Endocrine Society

Endocrine Society Calls for Medicare Coverage of DXA Bone Density Testing to Be Extended to Men With Testosterone Deficiency

Chevy Chase, Md. -- Hypogonadism, also known as testosterone deficiency, affects 4-5 million men in the United States placing them at risk for developing osteoporosis. Despite the clear association of testosterone deficiency with low bone density... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

High Rate of Bone Thinning in People With Long Antiretroviral Treatment

Almost three quarters of HIV-positive people in a Spanishclinic had lower-than-normal bone mineral density(osteopenia or osteoporosis), and the rate of bone thinningincreased with time. 1 This 671-person study founda link between treatment with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

AIDS Clinical Care (04/99) Vol. 11, No. 4, P. 25; Corcoran, Colleen; Grinspoon, Steven The use of testosterone may help in staving off AIDS wasting syndrome (AWS), according to recent data. Studies have indicated that testosterone levels are low in... Read more »
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JS -- for you

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
JS, as I said -- the "arms falling asleep" was 'embedded with the "Hypogonadism" post {under Am I Infected? dated 24 Nov 2000). I guess a Testosterone count of 209 -- "which seems pretty unlikely." was the culprit for avoiding the answer. All I... Read more »

Hey Springer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In your recent post you've mentioned that fatique as one of your miscellenous symtoms. Would you give a brief description on this condition?

Have you tested for anemia or hypogonadism? These are medical conditions that can cause fatique.

A CBC would... Read more »

Upcoming Research Study

Posted by thehennegroup
Hello, my name is Samuel Foster and I work for the Henne Group, a medical research firm located in San Francisco. We are currently conducting interviews with men who have been diagnosed with Hypogonadism or Low Testosterone, and are hoping to spread... Read more »

Anyone know ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Anyone know what factor drive VL? My ARS is kicking my but, which makes me wonder what number will look like

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