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If I Have Testosterone Deficiency Do I Have Hiv

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What's a good testosterone level for HIV+

Hello Doctor. My HIV specialist ran a testosterone test on me and it came out 5.02 ng/mL Is that OK or what? I'm 52. Thank you!!
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...A normal testosterone level is between 250-800 ng/dL. Some HIV experts advocate levels of 500-1000 in HIV infected men. If your units are correct (ng/mL), then that would translate to 502 Read more »

HIV/Hepc?testosterone

I have been diagnosed with HIVfor almost 10 years, and HepC for 5. I have been hiv undetectable for... Read more »

Testosterone levels and HIV antibody test.

Hello!It is now being reported (via HIV/AIDS literature) that close to 50 of HIV+ patients have low... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

... AIDS Clinical Care (04/99) Vol. 11, No. 4, P. 25; Corcoran, Colleen; Grinspoon, Steven The use of testosterone may help in staving Read more »
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Impact of Testosterone Levels on Bone Mineral Density May Be More Pronounced in HIV-Infected Patients

...results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of the study she presented at ICAAC/IDSA 2008. Ranjani Raghunathan: My... Read more »
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The Prevalence of Hypogonadism in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

... The prevalence of hypogonadism in HIV-infected patients receiving HAART (Poster Presentation TuPeB3180) Authored by M. Desyatnik, A. Baaj, A. Fisher (United States) Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

...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 androgenic effects. Although there has been a study... Read more »
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IS THIS TRUE ,,WHAT IVE HEARD?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ive heard that a sign of vitamin b deficiency and low testosterone levels are a sign of hiv infection, is this true and if so when during the hiv infection would it appear? also would there have been other problems appear Read more »

reasons doctors test

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...I was just wondering what some of the reasons doctors decide to test for hiv you know besides oral thrush like blood values (low or hight cbc hemoglobin, vitamin, testosterone deficiencies ) any input would Read more »

testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does a low testosterone level ever become a factor in HIV infection? I am an above 50 male with below testosterone levels and alot of strange symtoms. I have been tested five or six times Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a somewhat high risk encounter with a woman of unkwon status.The day after when I woke up i imeddiatly begin to panic about hiv.It seemed like a few hours later my testosterone level had dropped and has stayed that way since.Could this be due to... Read more »