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How Testosterone Deficiency Affects Men

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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 »
Penn Medicine

Penn Medicine Leads $45 Million NIH-Supported Trial to Study Testosterone Therapy in Older Men

Philadelphia, Pa. -- Penn Medicine will lead a new national $45 million clinical trial to test whether testosterone therapy can favorably affect certain conditions affecting older men. Low serum testosterone may contribute to a number of problems... Read more »
TheBody.com

Frailty, Bone Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

This is part of a series of articles summarizing presentations from the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging, which took place in Baltimore, Md., from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2010. Jump to the table of contents to see the other articles in this... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Testosterone deficiency

I got my first lab work results back (after initial diagnosis of being HIV positive) and my doc showed me I had a 5.8 level of testosterone. She said the normal levels start at 6.5 (I think that's correct). Should I get on some therapy for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Between 25 and 45 percent of all male HIVers suffer from low testosterone. It can lead to loss of energy, appetite, weight, muscle and bone mass, sex drive and even your rosy outlook on life! Low testosterone is the most common hormonal... 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. Switched off AZT to Atripla 2 years ago and all was good. For the past 4 months am becoming overwhelmingly fatigued - have to work, but almost too...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV-associated fatigue is remarkably common and it can be phenomenally annoying. The underlying cause often turns out to be multifactorial. In other words there are usually several underlying causes working in tandem to zap our zip. Take a read... Read more »

Testosterone Deficiency

After being on Testosteron injections of 200 mg. every 2 week for about 4 years now, my level has remained abnormaly low for 12 weeks. Last report it was 165 total test. My doctor also prescribes Testoderm tts patch to use after the first week as...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Unfortunately, I have never seen HCG work in HIV patients. It does seem to help in the weight lifters who have used testosterone,but HIV is different. Some people just need more testosterone. I would increase your dose to weekly injections of 200... Read more »

Testosterone Deficiency HCG

For Bodybuilders who take 'roids the amount of HCG they usually take is 5000 IU per 5cc. The overseas version comes in 5000 IU per cc. 5 cc is lot to push in. It may be you need that dosage. most Ins will pay for it, if a letter is sent telling...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Thank you for the information. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.... Read more »
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Testosterone and depression

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm looking for more info/personal experience concerning treatments and symptoms associated with testosterone/hormonal deficiency and associated problems, (fatigue, mood changes, ability to focus, loss of drive, lessened experience of joy, general... Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently had a somewhat high risk encounter with a woman of unkwon status.The day after when I woke up i imeddiatly begin to panic about hiv.It seemed like a few hours later my testosterone level had dropped and has stayed that way since.Could... Read more »

7/9, New York, NY: Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS

Posted by bartleby
Spiritual HIV Support Dinner Forum for all affected by HIV and AIDS
Monday, July 9
6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Riverside Church NYC
90 Claremont Avenue, Room 10T
New York, NY

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Light Refreshments and Networking
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 90 Minute... Read more »

Men of Color and HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
I am a graduate student looking to hear more about the experiences of Men of Color and HIV/AIDS. I am wondering if you notice more of a stigma because of race, differences in availability to treatments, communty/family acceptance...really anything... Read more »