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Hypogonadism And Estradiol

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Invirase

...decreased. Use caution with anti-convulsants: Tegretol (carbamazepine), phenobarbital, and Dilantin (phenytoin). Invirase may increase dapsone levels. Do not take with birth control pills; Invirase reduces level of ethinyl estradiol. Prescriber may need to adjust doses accordingly. Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra levels are increased; doses should not exceed 10 mg Cialis or 2.5 mg Levitra per 72 hours, or 25 mg Viagra per 48 hours. Tips: ...
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hypogonadism

I've been on combination therapy since the acute phase of my infection. My viral load was quickly reduced to undetectable and my cd4 count is normal. Assuming this remains the case am I at risk for hypogonadism? Should anabolic steroids be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Although the incidence of hypogonadism appears to be higher in HIV infected men it is not unclear to me what factors directly relate to that problem. There has been Read more »

Hypogonadism

About how long after infection would Hypogonadism become an issue?Thanks for your time!
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Hypogonadism generally occurs in patients with more advanced HIV disease/AIDS, but can occur in some men relatively early on in the disease. Read more »

hypogonadism

Dear Dr. Young,Is it possible for hypogonadism to start as soon as 2 months after infection?I have total erectile dsyfunction and am wondering what the story is.Jim
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...about your physical and mental health. At first glance, I would think that it's rather unlikely that you'd have HIV-induced hypogonadism to quickly after initial infection-- fortunately, a simple blood test can ascertain if you have low... Read more »

Hypogonadism

Dear Doctors,How can I know when I have symptoms of hypogonadism or not ?Sincerely,TimDear Posted, I agree with Mark that if indeed you have not taken any anabolics even oral ones at the gym, then that testosterone is a little low. However, you do...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
They differ in men and women. I will guess that you are a man. The typical manifestations of low testosterone are decreased energy, libido, depression, decreased body hair and change in the shape of your muscles, the biggest ones being the buttocks... Read more »
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The Prevalence of Hypogonadism in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

... The prevalence of hypogonadism in HIV-infected patients receiving HAART (Poster Presentation TuPeB3180) Authored by M. Desyatnik, A. Baaj, A. Fisher (United 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... Read more »
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Rescriptor

...inhibitors Crixivan, Lexiva, Invirase, Kaletra, Norvir, and Viracept, as well as immunosuppressants, birth control pills (ethinyl estradiol), and methadone, so caution is advised if using together. Cialis, Levitra, and sildanafil (Viagra) levels... Read more »
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Reyataz

...alternative or additional contraception with barrier should be used. Oral contraception should contain no more than 30 mcg of ethinyl estradiol if taking Reyataz without Norvir and and at least 30 mcg if taken with Norvir. Use caution when using... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Upcoming Research Study

Posted by thehennegroup
...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 the word about our study so we can get anyone who might be... Read more »

Hey Springer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 tell you whether you are anemic and... 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 Read more »