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Hello Vergel I understand that having Hypogonadism does not mean you have HIV. But, does having Hypogonadism cause gynecomastia central obesity? I mean if your fat seems to deposit on chest and belly only, but have normal size arms and legs. in...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
With your history of gynecomastia, I would definitely have your doctor check your estradiol blood level (ultrasensitive test) to ensure that it is not high now that you are on testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone can convert into estradiol... Read more »

secondary hypogonadism treatment

Hello Dr. I have a question: I am currently HIV patients CD4 values 450 and viral load below 20... Read more »

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nelson hello greetings from Venezuela! am HIV patients treated for 1 year achieved undetectable and... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
HIV i-Base

Efavirenz Significantly Reduces Levels of Some Oral Contraceptives

A PK study evaluated the effect of co-administration of EFV 600 mg on an ethinylestradiol (EE) and norgestimate (NGM)-containing oral contraceptive (OC). This was an open-label, 3-period, single-sequence study conducted in healthy female... Read more »
Body Positive

Fighting Wasting

On March 24, 2000, Nutritionists In AIDS Care (NIAC) and the AIDS Wasting Foundation (AWF) presented an all-day conference at Hunter College in New York City. The conference was entitled "Progressive Management of AIDS Wasting: 2000," and one of... Read more »
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JS -- for you

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
JS, as I said -- the "arms falling asleep" was 'embedded with the "Hypogonadism" post {under Am I Infected? dated 24 Nov 2000). I guess a Testosterone count of 209 -- "which seems pretty unlikely." was the culprit for avoiding the answer. All I... Read more »

Hey Springer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In your recent post you've mentioned that fatique as one of your miscellenous symtoms. Would you give a brief description on this condition?

Have you tested for anemia or hypogonadism? These are medical conditions that can cause fatique.

A CBC would... Read more »

Anyone know ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Anyone know what factor drive VL? My ARS is kicking my but, which makes me wonder what number will look like

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Upcoming Research Study

Posted by thehennegroup
Hello, my name is Samuel Foster and I work for the Henne Group, a medical research firm located in San Francisco. We are currently conducting interviews with men who have been diagnosed with Hypogonadism or Low Testosterone, and are hoping to spread... Read more »