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Hypogonadism And Prostate Cancer

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

STD Surprisingly Tied to Low Prostate Cancer Risk

In an unexpected outcome, Finnish researchers found that men who have been infected with chlamydia appear to have a reduced risk of prostate cancer. An earlier study by Dr. Tarja Anttila, an epidemiologist at the National Public Health Institute in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Does Infection Boost Prostate Cancer Risk?

A new study further supports the theory that the presence of antibodies against Trichomonas vaginalis (T. vaginalis) is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, researchers say. Trichomoniasis, a common STD caused by the single-celled... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Prostate Cancer and HIV; how will the cancer affect my HIV?

I have been recently been diagnosed with the early stages of prostrae cancer. I am HIV+ and have been for the past 11 years. My CD4-cells are in the 400 to 600 range and my viral load is around 4000. These readings have been consistant for the...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
For the most part, the HIV and the prostate cancer are unrelated. Having both diseases my just be a coincidence. A Gleason score of 6 is a good number; it means your cancer may not be too aggressive. Stopping the testosterone was a good idea... Read more »

HIV and Prostate Cancer

I have Prostate Cancer and HIV.Will the combination of Combivir and Sustiva raise the level of male testosterone....
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
The combination of Combivir and Sustiva is one of the most effective anti-HIV regimens. It should NOT affect your testosterone level so you need not worry about this.As HIV-infected patients are living longer these days, we are seeing more and more... Read more »

HIV and radiation treatment for prostate cancer

Will radiation treatment for my prostate cancer have a negative impact on my HIV and quality of life ?...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I'm sorry, but I don't know as my specialty is workplace and benefits issues. Please ask on of the medical people on this list.... Read more »

Tesamorelin and Prostate Cancer

I have a history of prostate cancer. I received seed-implant treatment a few years ago and my PSA has been normal for quite some time. I also suffer from lipodystrophy and recently read about Tesamorelin. Would I be able to take Tesamorelin or might...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Tesamorelin (brand name Egrifta), is coming up for FDA review for potential approval in May. It is a growth hormone releasing hormone that enables your body to make physiologic amounts of growth hormone. In studies, it has shown to decrease... Read more »
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Enlarged Prostate

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Another symptom - an enlarged prostate. How many of you guys out there have had this symptom? I felt a slight swelling situation around my anus, investigated, and felt a skin covered golfball inside. Jeez!!! I know the best advice is to see a... Read more »

Prostatitis - Is it a symptom?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was just wondering because about once every few weeks, for about 3-4 seconds, I get this excrutiating pain behind my scrotum, where the prostate is. I dont know if this is prostatitis, but I'd like to know if it is, then is it a symptom of hiv? I... Read more »

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