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How To Get Physician To Prescribe Hcg For Hypogonadism

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HIV Treatment 101

...because that isn't the truth. There are things that are going to change your life, that you're going to have to do differently." -- Pam Yelsky , diagnosed in 1992 To determine if you need to take HIV medications, your doctor will take at least two blood tests: a viral load test to see how much HIV is in your bloodstream, and a T-cell test, also known as a CD4 count, which tests how strong your immune system is. To read more...
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Low Sex drive!

Nelson:I am NOT HIV positive but I am hypogonadic. I used 100 mg/week of Delatestryl but for some reason my total cholesterol and LDL shot up with this therapy. My doctor switched me to Testim but my libido suffers at one per day. Is this unusual....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...urologist. talk to him about running all tests required to diagnose any problems. You may want to talk to him/her about the use of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)as testosterone replacement and/or Cialis to help out with your problem.Nelson Read more »

treatment for testosterone side effects/teste atrophy

I was on deca and testosterone replacement therapy and now have severe atrophied testicles. I have stopped the injections for over a year but my testicles have not grown again. Is there anything i can do to increase their size? Is there any drug...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
...hormone-related problems. Pituitary hormone levels should be checked (FSH, LH, and the like), and you may want to ask about the use of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg), a hormone which may help to stimulate testicular activity in some cases. ... Read more »

Hypogonadism from protease inhibitors

I am a 33-yr-old male who was diagnosed two years ago during my seroconversion illness, and immediately began triple cocktail therapy with Crix/AZT/3TC, and have remained undetectable since that first diagnostic viral load test. After 13 months of...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...200-300milligrams (shots) every two weeks, or 4-6 mg. of testosterone patch replaced daily. After a few weeks, it might be wise to have your physician check a LH (Lutenizing hormone) and FSH (Follicle stimulating hormone) to insure that the... Read more »

androgel side effects

does androgel cause testicle shrinkage, if so is it safe to stop and is this side effect reversable if I stop using it, how about cycling will that redude side effects?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question. Some doctors have tried using cycles of Arimidex (anastrozole) or other estrogen blockers in combination with the HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) followed by followed by Clomid combined with Arimidex. If you are concerned, you... Read more »
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Medical Appointments

...provider. Many people get their care from a physician's assistant or a nurse practitioner. When this fact sheet talks about your "doctor" it means any of these health care professionals. Choose the Right Provider! If you and your provider... Read more »
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An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

...individuals may benefit from different doses of delavirdine. Individuals should always take delavirdine as prescribed by their doctor. Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine.... Read more »
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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

...individuals may benefit from different doses of nevirapine. Individuals should always take nevirapine as prescribed by their doctors. Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. ... Read more »
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An Overview of Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri)

...change depending on what other medications an individual is taking. Patients should always take maraviroc as prescribed by their doctors. Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this... Read more »
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Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Finding the Right Physician

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...pretty much closeted but have had to let my guard down somewhat with my recent HIV concerns. I find that my existing family doctor seems somewhat uncomfortable about my HIV concerns over the last few months. While I have always liked this doctor,... Read more »