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Hypogonadism Decreased Function Of The Gonads

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Truvada

...inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One tablet (300 mg Viread and 200 mg Emtriva) once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be adjusted for people with decreased kidney function. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $1,118 / month Manufacturer contact: Gilead...
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biodentical hormone - testosterone?

Hi: I am a 45 year old male and have had hiv since 94 the meds I have been on are Kaletra and truvada I am doing well on these the problem I am having is a low or no sex drive and soft erections and additional belly fat a little fatigue I have...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...development of low testosterone levels in men.Some of the symptoms that you describe are typical of hypogonadism, which is caused by diminished gonadal function. A blood test called a testosterone profile with measurement of free testosterone... Read more »

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
...the adrenal hormones, testosterone, which is primarily produced in the testes, helps regulate men's moods, sexual drive and function, nutrient metabolism, and energy levels. So how common is low testosterone in HIV-positive guys? Some studies say... Read more »

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
...the gonads do not return. In HIV negative weight lifters who abuse anabolics, it often takes 6 months for normal testicular function to return. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D. Read more »

Hypogonadism

Dear Doctors,How can I know when I have symptoms of hypogonadism or not ?Sincerely,TimDear Posted, I agree with Mark that if indeed you have not taken any anabolics even oral ones at the gym, then that testosterone is a little low. However, you do...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...They differ in men and women. I will guess that you are a man. The typical manifestations of low testosterone are decreased energy, libido, depression, decreased body hair and change in the shape of your muscles, the biggest ones being the... Read more »
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Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

...complaints. Symptoms may be particularly difficult to notice in patients with AIDS. Complaints may include decreased libido, erectile function, fatigue, depression, decreased frequency of shaving, and decreased bone density. Laboratory tests... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders in the HIV-Infected Patient

...Disturbances of adrenal, thyroid, growth hormone, and gonadal function are commonly seen in HIV disease and may contribute to the loss of muscle and lean body mass in advanced HIV disease. Increasingly, Read more »
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Viread

...day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be adjusted for people with decreased kidney function. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...tablet (200 mg of emtricitabine and 300 mg of tenofovir DF) once a day. Some individuals, such as those with decreased kidney function, may require a different dose of Truvada. Individuals should always take Truvada as their doctors prescribe. ... Read more »
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DOES STRESS DECREASE ANTIBODIES?

Posted by T_BOOGIE, 1 Reply
...tested and it came back negative. My doctor did a cd4 and a cd8 and they all came back normal, he said everything seemed to be functioning properly. I feel better but at times am not sure. Because I was so stressed is it possible that I didnt... Read more »

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VL decreasing w/out meds

Posted by mscaramelle, 1 Reply
...more like a digression. She kept asking me what I was taking though. I'm thinking that this is a BIG DEAL have a viral load decrease without being prescribed any medication. Has this happened to anyone before?? I decided to try the... Read more »