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How To Manage Testosterone Deficiency When You Have Hiv

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What's a good testosterone level for HIV+

Hello Doctor. My HIV specialist ran a testosterone test on me and it came out 5.02 ng/mL Is that OK or what? I'm 52. Thank you!!
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...A normal testosterone level is between 250-800 ng/dL. Some HIV experts advocate levels of 500-1000 in HIV infected men. If your units are correct (ng/mL), then that would translate to 502 Read more »


I have been diagnosed with HIVfor almost 10 years, and HepC for 5. I have been hiv undetectable for... Read more »

Testosterone levels and HIV antibody test.

Hello!It is now being reported (via HIV/AIDS literature) that close to 50 of HIV+ patients have low... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

... AIDS Clinical Care (04/99) Vol. 11, No. 4, P. 25; Corcoran, Colleen; Grinspoon, Steven The use of testosterone may help in staving Read more »
The Body PRO

Impact of Testosterone Levels on Bone Mineral Density May Be More Pronounced in HIV-Infected Patients

...results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of the study she presented at ICAAC/IDSA 2008. Ranjani Raghunathan: My... Read more »

An Overview of Testosterone

...for hormone replacement in men who have low levels of testosterone and for use in certain women who have breast cancer. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Although the practice is not yet approved by the FDA, testosterone is used for the treatment of AIDS... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...body's ability to make testosterone. Topical: Gels, creams, and patches are also available. Patches are like small Band-Aids that you apply directly to your skin. They need to be changed often -- every day to every few days. Patches deliver... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does a low testosterone level ever become a factor in HIV infection? I am an above 50 male with below testosterone levels and alot of strange symtoms. I have been tested five or six times Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 this be due to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...make a difference. is there some reason why a doc won't give it fairly early on in a treatment regimen? With advanced stage AIDS? Read more »

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Posted by gray, 1 Reply
...different section of the board where I should be posting this question. I'm new. I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. Probably exposed to HIV 15 months ago. My bloodwork came back CD4 608 and VL 13,000 which are good numbers apparently. The only... Read more »