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How Long Does Testosterone Take To Work

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androgel or injectable testosterone, which works better?

I am on testosterone replacement thereapy, my doctor put me on Androgel 1 which I am to use once a day and delivers 5 grams of testosterone a day, my question is this...is androgel as good or better than the injectable testosterone or vice versa?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Steady state testosterone replacement is generally preferred over intermittent IM dosing (which gives high levels for a while and then low levels before next dose). I usually aim for mid-to-> mid range testesterone levels in patients who have... Read more »

Best long term testosterone treatments

I am 27yo, not HIV+ but I am hypogonadal. Currently on a program of testosterone gel and sometimes... Read more »

Testosterone for Women with High Fatigue (TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT FOR WOMEN, 2011)

Diagnosed 6 years ago with 1-digit t-cells, currently am undetectable, with t-cells close to 300.... Read more »
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An Overview of Testosterone

tes-TOS-te-rone Brand Name: Androgel, Depo-Testosterone, Androderm, Testoderm Other Name(s): Sustanon, Testosterona Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Testosterone, also known as Androderm, Androgel, Depo-Testosterone, and... Read more »
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Making Your Treatment Work Long-Term

In a Capsule Taking all your pills as prescribed (adherence) is crucial to the long-term success of your treatment. While adhering to your medication schedule can sometimes be challenging, there are many tips and tricks you can try to make it... Read more »
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Testosterone: A Man's Guide

HIV health and treatment advocate Nelson Vergel's new book, Testosterone: A Man's Guide -- Practical Tips for Boosting Physical, Mental and Sexual Vitality , is now available. Vergel, who is living with AIDS, is a highly knowledgeable, long-time... Read more »
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Testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has anyone with wasting on here been given testosterone? when do they start it, what are the requirements in terms of counts and viral loads, or does it make a difference. is there some reason why a doc won't give it fairly early on in a treatment... 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 »

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 does it take for meds to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
After one month on HAAART my loved ones counts are, in comparison to 100000 viral load and cd 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... Read more »