How Long Does Testosterone Take To Work

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The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...Getting too little calcium and vitamin D Exercise: Not exercising and not being active Low body weight: Being too thin Tobacco use: Smoking cigarettes Alcohol and coffee intake: Drinking a lot of alcohol and/or caffeine Testosterone levels: Low testosterone levels in men Use of certain medicines: Long-term use of medicines including glucocorticosteroids (drugs such as prednisone and cortisone), thyroid hormones, anticonvulsants...
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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 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 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 HCG injections. I am not happy with the compounded gel that I am using, and Androgel is way to expensive here in Canada. I would like to try a new...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Talk to your doctor about low dose HCG injections or Armidex monotherapy to increase your testosterone levels. There are no set protocols . Blood work and dose adjustment is always needed.Nelson Read more »

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
...all walked around like unicorns, yes indeed we can often perk Mr. Happy back up with appropriate treatment. Hypogonadism (low testosterone levels) is extremely common in us Poz guys. Some studies put the figures as high as 45% of all male HIVers... Read more »

Is testosterone replacement necessary?

Drs, I was given Androgel a few years ago to conteract lipodystrophy. My baseline testosterone level was never taken. I have been on a Dr approved 'holiday' for almost 2 years - all markers remaining stable. My lipo is much improved - but certainly...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...After being on testosterone replacement as long as you have, it may be some time before your levels rebound to normal and during that time depression, fatigue Read more »

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, Read more »
Being Alive

Building Muscle Mass

...always had trouble putting on muscle mass (called "scrawny" in high school). My trainer told me that doctors sometimes prescribe testosterone for people with HIV. Do you think this is something I should consider? Would it help me put size on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...substances in the blood, low albumin levels can cause incorrect low results for other laboratory tests, especially calcium or testosterone. Globulin (also called immunoglobulin) measures the protein in antibodies produced by the immune system.... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women receive. Progesterone creams can be used alone (to restore levels for women who need progesterone but not estrogen) or alongside estrogen creams. Estrogen creams may contain one, two, or three types of estrogen. They can be used either to... Read more »
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Working Out

Posted by dreamdzign, 7 Replies over 1,100 and VL is undetectable, but I am ALWAYS tired. A couple years ago I found out my body was no longer producing testosterone. Another side effect of long-term HIV infection, doesn't happen to everyone, but... there it is. So no big... Read more »

Upcoming Research Study

Posted by thehennegroup
...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 the word about our study so we can get anyone who might be interested involved.... Read more »


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 Read more »

Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...exercise, and herbal treatments. I felt much better and my CD4 rose to nearly 900, only to drop back after a few years. I tried testosterone therapies using first a cream rubbed on my thighs and then a patch. When my PSA tests started trending... Read more »
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