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Hypogonadism Caused By Undescended Testes

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...I Test Positive? Are the Test Results Confidential? How Accurate Are the Tests? The Bottom Line What Is HIV Testing? HIV testing tells you if you are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which causes AIDS. Most of these tests look for "antibodies" to HIV. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system to fight a specific germ. Other types of HIV test look for signs that the virus itself is in the blood....
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Causes of Hypogonadism

I've been HIV+ for 10 years and until recently was on AZT, Epiver, and Viramune. Currently I am on a drug holiday and my T4s are around 500 with a viral load of about 3500. This has been consistent during the 7 monhts I've been off meds. Also about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cortisol, which is produced in abundance during chronic infections as a normal body defense against physical stress.So is it caused by HIV? Well, indirectly it could be due to the chronic infection leading to increased cortisol which in turn... 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
...Jim-Since there are many causes of erectile dysfunction, I'd want to know more about your physical and mental health. At first glance, I would think that Read more »

Hypogonadism from protease inhibitors

I am a 33-yr-old male who was diagnosed two years ago during my seroconversion illness, and immediately began triple cocktail therapy with Crix/AZT/3TC, and have remained undetectable since that first diagnostic viral load test. After 13 months of...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...psychological stress of the disease. I'm glad that era of thought is now history! Although it seems logical that the Crixivan might have caused the hypogonadism, I haven't been able to find evidence of that. I think you were wise, however, to ... Read more »

hypogonadism?

Dr After a high risk exposure and severe symptoms of ARS, my doctor ran test (CBC, EIA, etc..) at 6 week post-exposure. Everything was normal. When I went to get 3 month EIA -- the I.D. Dr. said I was negative and would not take any other...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
...it at all possible that psychological issues are a factor here? Your anxiety about the high-risk event is a far more likely cause. However, no harm in getting an endocrine consultation. Still, I doubt that testosterone replacement is a good... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Resistance Testing

...HIV is "resistant" to a drug if it keeps multiplying rapidly while you are taking the drug. Changes (mutations) in the virus cause resistance. HIV mutates almost every time a new copy is made. Not every mutation causes resistance. The "wild type"... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...with HIV in the U.S., it is estimated that about one-quarter (252,000 to 312,000 persons) are unaware of their HIV status. Because they do not know they are infected, these individuals are unable to benefit from clinical care related to their HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...copies, your health care provider may tell you that yourresults are "undetectable." Being undetectable is the best result because it means your virus is undercontrol. However, undetectable does not mean that you have been cured of HIV;it just... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...level is 12.1-15.1.A low RBC count or low HCT or HCT may mean you have anemia, which can cause youto feel tired. Anemia can be caused by certain HIV drugs. Women may alsoexperience anemia as a result of blood loss through menstrual periods. ... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act,... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
...putting on the condom which might have gotten some fluid onto my fingers. I do not know if I am being paranoid or have serious cause to be concerned about my exposure. About 5 weeks weeks after the incident, my skin started itching on its own... Read more »