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Hypogonadism And Prostate Cancer

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The Well Project

HIV and Aging

...several non-AIDS conditions that commonly affect HIV-positive people (such as cervical and anal cancer) and for common cancers that do not appear to occur more frequently in HIV-positive people (including breast, colon, and prostate cancer). Bone problems: An easy and painless test called DEXA scanning can help you and your health care provider monitor your bone health and determine if you're at risk for a serious fracture. Vitamin D and...
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Hello Dr Frascino- You are my hero. - Do you think there is double whammy in case of chronic fatigue with HIV and HCV infections. - My doctor is refusing to give me testosterone on grounds that it will lessen my life span and will become an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...yes, you should get testosterone replacement therapy, unless there are specific contraindications for such therapy, such as prostate cancer, etc. If your doctor refuses to work with you, you should consider finding a more competent and... Read more »

Testosterone replacement

I am an Italian and have been positive for 20 years. After having tried unsuccesfully almost all the available drugs (multi resistant) I am now on a Prezista+Norvir, Fuzeon, Videx, Emtriva and for the very first time my viral load is undetectable....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your free testosterone has been chronically below the normal range and you don't have any contraindicating conditions, such as prostate cancer. Testosterone replacement can be accomplished via intramuscular injections every one to two weeks or by... Read more »

Restarting Testim

Hi Doc,I've been on HAART for about one year and three months. Early in my treatment my doctor perscribed Testim for me, but I stopped after about three months because my doctor said that my testosterone levels were in the normal range.Its been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The only reason to use testosterone replacement is to treat hypogonadism (low testosterone). It should not be used if your serum testosterone levels are normal, as the risks of the drug would then outweigh Read more »

side effects of testosterone

I have been positive for 20 years and am on 5 HIV meds. My Dr. checked my testosterone and it was low, so she put me on testosterone. My question is, what are the side effects? I have been told it is possible for my testies to shrink and grow...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...liver, causing jaundice, hepatitis, bleeding or, possibly, cancer. There is also an increased risk of accelerating a pre-existing prostate cancer.It's important to note that side effects from testosterone vary considerably from person to person.... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

...Contraindications to testosterone therapy: Androgen replacement is contra-indicated in men with known or suspected breast cancer, prostate cancer or Kaposi sarcoma. Fertility will decrease during testosterone treatment. Decreases in serum HDL,... Read more »
The Body PRO

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 »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer... Read more »
The Well Project


Table of Contents What is Cancer? Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS) Lymphoma Cervical Cancer Conclusion What is Cancer? Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of certain cells that can interfere with normal body functions.... 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 »

Coping Class 401-B

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...who's son has HIV. Check out this timeline friend Jan2004 Mom dx with breast cancer, radiation Jun 2004 Dad diagnosed with prostate cancer,radiation January 2005, wife diagnosed with 3 inch breast tumor, mastectomy, chemo, radiation March... Read more »

Just stopping by

Posted by IzPoZ, 4 Replies
...with a teenager and working. I'm also planning a trip back to my home town in Illinois, as my father is in his end stages of prostate cancer, which has spread everywhere imaginable for him, including his bones. It's going to be a very emotional... Read more »