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How To Diagnose Hypogonadism

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Hypogonadism

I have been diagnosed with hypogonadism -- ie low testosterone and have lost muscle tissue. I have heard about recent studies where men received 300 mg testosterone enanthate by injection. I heard the men gained some weight during this study. I...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Testosterone enanthate or cypionate are typically given at 200-300mg every 2 weeks (by injection). Though not perfectly physiological this is one of the leading methods for testosterone replacement...and available at any MD's office. Other... Read more »

Hypogonadism from protease inhibitors

I am a 33-yr-old male who was diagnosed two years ago during my seroconversion illness, and... Read more »

Hypogonadism HIV or Not HIV that is the question.

Hello, Mr. Vergel I have a quick question. So, I had an HIV exposure in June of 2009, Got tested... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Late Presentation for HIV Care in the United States and Canada

Noting that efforts to improve early detection and access to HIV services "have increased over time," the authors assessed patients' immune status at initial presentation for HIV care in 13 US and Canadian clinical cohorts from 1997 to 2007. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Experts Say Most People Are Still Reluctant to Get HIV Test

Despite the fact that early diagnosis and treatment can help HIV-positive people live longer, healthier lives, most people are still reluctant to get tested, a panel of experts said Monday during a World AIDS Day event at Highland Hospital in... Read more »
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diagnosed at 24

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Just diagnosed. lots of nonsense here. Anyone have good advice? What's the first step. Am 24 gwm. feel really stupid and alone.

Kevin

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diagnosed

Posted by Ned, 4 Replies
only 24 and just diagnosed. Never thought it could be me. What are the first steps? Read more »

just diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Just diagnosed and frightened. how do you begin.
kl

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Diagnosed on May 5th, 2012

Posted by BabyFirefly, 3 Replies
I'll start with my name: Jonathan. But people call me 'John' more often. Anyway, I wasn't diagnosed as recently as many others have. I was diagnosed HIV Positive on May 5th, 2012. I had been tested around two weeks before that and I brought the... Read more »