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Hypogonadism Decreased Function Of The Gonads

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iatrogenic hypogonadism from anabolic steriods

Could you comment on iatrogenic hypogonadism that follows with the use of anabolic steriods. Are there long term effects and would you be reluctant to prescribe anabolic steriods for mild weight loss if someone is eugonadal (assume the person eats...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes, I would be reluctant to prescribe steroids for mild weight loss in HIV because, in my experience, the gonads do not return. In HIV negative weight lifters who abuse anabolics, it often takes 6 months for normal testicular function to return.... Read more »

hypogonadism and hiv

hello greetings from Caracas Venezuela Doctor!, my query is, I have understood that suffer... Read more »

secondary hypogonadism treatment

Hello Dr. I have a question: I am currently HIV patients CD4 values 450 and viral load below 20... 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 »

Tenofovir-Containing Regimens May Not Be the Best Option for Patients With Abnormal Baseline Renal Function

Since the development of tenofovir (TDF, Viread) began, decreases in renal function among HIV-infected patients taking tenofovir-containing regimens have been reported. This was somewhat expected due to the renal clearance and metabolic pathway of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adult Male Circumcision: Effects on Sexual Function and Sexual Satisfaction in Kisumu, Kenya

While male circumcision is being promoted as an HIV prevention tool in high-risk heterosexual populations, there is concern about the procedure's effect on sexual function. The researchers undertook the current study to assess how adult male... Read more »
Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.

Sangamo Presents New Clinical Data at CROI 2012 Demonstrating Persistent Positive Effects of ZFN Therapeutic for "Functional Cure" of HIV/AIDS

Richmond, Calif. -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced that new data from its program to develop a 'functional cure' for HIV/AIDS were described in two presentations at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic... Read more »
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HIV Associated Dementia Symptoms

Posted by ScotCharles
You can be somewhat functional and still have HAD.

Manifestations of Dementia

Early manifestations of dementia may include the following:

Decreased attention or concentration

Reduced speed of information processing

Psychomotor slowing

Impaired... Read more »

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new drugs overview (by a rookie), and comments

Posted by Anonymous
Many of you are much sharper about emerging hiv medications than I am...

Is this is good overview of some of the good emerging options??

I see two exciting classes of drugs. By this I mean they seem to show good efficacy in diminishing the viral load... Read more »