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Hypogonadism Caused By Undescended Testes

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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....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Hypogonadism - decreased testosterone production - is a common problem in us HIV-infected men. Annoying, isn't it? Especially for those of us that are Italian, but that's another story. Like many of the adrenal hormones,... Read more »

hypogonadism

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

Follow up to Hypogonadism question...

Hello Vergel I understand that having Hypogonadism does not mean you have HIV. But, does having... Read more »
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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 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Santa Clara County Snafu Means No Rapid HIV Tests -- for Now

A clerical error by a Santa Clara County worker has caused public health clinics to temporarily halt rapid HIV testing. County spokesperson Joy Alexiou said the tests will be unavailable in the facilities for up to two months while the bureaucratic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Test Clears Porn Actor

An adult-film performer whose positive HIV test caused a weeklong shutdown of porn productions in the Los Angeles area has been retested with negative results, according to the Free Speech Coalition. "After discussion with our medical expert, he has... Read more »
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Way too scared now to test....AIDS leading cause

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
of death in San Francisco. The article is posted right on the main page of The Body. Read more »

causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello,

I have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the... Read more »

neg test(s) but still.....

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
ok, i had unprotected vaginal sex on sept 10 1999 i got tested at 2,3, and a week or so shy of 6 months.. anyways.. they were all negative, but at the time i was getting tested i developed warts on my hands, a few on my arms and now, they are... Read more »

Question re: testing and knowing without testing

Posted by oi812Help, 2 Replies
Just read study that 47% who start meds when CD4s are >400 return to normal levels compared with 17% of those who start meds when CD4s are <200....I have low risk encounter, don't want to test, if I continue that route and am poz what will... Read more »