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Hypogonadism Blood Ranges

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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.

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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 »

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Hello Vergel I understand that having Hypogonadism does not mean you have HIV. But, does having... Read more »


Dear Dr. Young,Is it possible for hypogonadism to start as soon as 2 months after infection?I have... 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 and... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

Table of Contents Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS Governing Body Calls for Range of Recommendations to Strengthen Global HIV Response

"The Programme Coordinating Board -- governing body of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) -- concluded its 30th session on 7 June calling for a range of recommendations to strengthen the global HIV response," a UNAIDS press... Read more »
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Donate Blood?

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