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How To Treat Hypogonadism When You Have Hiv

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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 »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

To Treat or Not To Treat ...

Let's say you have just received an HIV diagnosis, due to Pneumocystis pneumonia, a CD4 count of 120 and viral load at 260,000. Ask 100 doctors if you should be treated with antivirals (in addition to antibiotics and subsequent prophylaxis for the... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

HIV Nephropathy: To Treat or Not to Treat?

HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) represents a major complication of HIV infection. Its natural history has been well defined the development of nephrotic syndrome initially, then relentless progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in most... Read more »
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hypogonadism

nelson hello greetings from Venezuela! am HIV patients treated for 1 year achieved undetectable and CD4 654, a year ago (before starting therapy) my total testosterone and free testosterone was 423ng/dl 7.6pg/ml, then a year of hormone treatment are...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Yes, I would start a testosterone gel or even human chorionic gonadotropin- HCG (gonadotropina corionia humana) to improve your total and free testosterone. In Venezuela, you guys also have available a great product called Nebido (testosterone... 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 then Negative then again about 4 months later, again Negative. I was very happy at the time But, then in Aug of 2010 got tested for Hypogonadism. I...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Most men with hypogonadism are HIV negative. You tested negative to an HIV test. Uncontrolled HIV may increase the chances of hypogonadism, but that does not mean that you may be HIV positive if you have been diagnosed with hypogonadism. You... Read more »

hypogonadism and hiv

hello greetings from Caracas Venezuela Doctor!, my query is, I have understood that suffer hypogonadism is common in HIV patients (30%), but that type of hypogonadism is the most attacks the patient?primary hypogonadism, secondary?On the other hand...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
When someone is found to have low testosterone blood levels this is known as "hypogonadism" There are several types of hypogonadism: Primary hypogonadism is a hypergonadotropic condition (higher than normal levels of LH and FSH). This... Read more »

Causes of Hypogonadism

I've been HIV+ for 10 years and until recently was on AZT, Epiver, and Viramune. Currently I am on a drug holiday and my T4s are around 500 with a viral load of about 3500. This has been consistent during the 7 monhts I've been off meds....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Hypogonadism - decreased testosterone production - is a common problem in us HIV-infected men. Annoying, isn't it? Especially for those of us that are Italian, but that's another story. Like many of the adrenal hormones,... Read more »
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