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Hypogonadism In Male Usual Testosterone Injection Dose

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Hello Vergel I understand that having Hypogonadism does not mean you have HIV. But, does having Hypogonadism cause gynecomastia central obesity? I mean if your fat seems to deposit on chest and belly only, but have normal size arms and legs. in...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
With your history of gynecomastia, I would definitely have your doctor check your estradiol blood level (ultrasensitive test) to ensure that it is not high now that you are on testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone can convert into estradiol... Read more »

Causes of Hypogonadism

I've been HIV+ for 10 years and until recently was on AZT, Epiver, and Viramune. Currently I... Read more »

Estradiol and testosterone injection

I take regular testosterone injections of just under 1cc. I was diagnosed with hypogonadism years... 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 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 »
AIDS Survival Project

Is Your Testosterone Level "Normal?"

Are you depressed or fatigued? Have you lost weight for no discernable cause? Have you experienced a loss in sex drive, or in men, a loss of erectile function? Have you suffered from muscle loss or the inability to grow muscle? Low testosterone... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Estimated Percentages and Characteristics of Men Who Have Sex With Men and Use Injection Drugs -- United States, 1999-2011

Male-to-male sex and illicit injection drug use are important transmission routes for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Of all new HIV infections in 2010, 80% were among men, of which 78% were among men who have sex with men (MSM), 6%... Read more »
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