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Is It Possible For An 18 Year Old Male To Develop Hypogonadism

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AIDS InfoNet

Nucleoside Analog Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

...Elvucitabine (ACH-126,443, Fd4C) by Achillion Pharmaceuticals is a once-daily drug with activity against HIV that is resistant to several other nukes. It is also effective against hepatitis B. It has successfully completed one year of a Phase II study. Festinavir by Bristol-Myers Squibb (was OBP-601, developed by Oncolys BioPharma) showed good results in a Phase I trial. It may be a once-daily drug. MIV-210 (FLG) by GlaxoSmithKline and...
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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
...antiretroviral therapy is 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... Read more »

re: twig and berries not ripe for the picking!

Dr. Bob,Thanks so much for responding to my question regarding hypogonadism and HIV. i have had a potential exposure since my "negative" home access test; however, my female partner tested negative at the beginning of our relationship. it actually...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation you do assisting people and your efforts towards raising awareness. You are an angel! I am a 31 yr old hetero male. A few years ago I started noticing that it was becoming increasingly difficult for me to achieve an erection. Sometimes I'd... Read more »

Help! Twig and berries not ripe for the picking!

Greeting Dr. Robert-I have made a donation to the Foundation; thanks so much for the work you do assisting people and your efforts towards raising awareness. You are an angel!I am a 31 yr old hetero male. A few years ago I started noticing that it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV risks in your post. If you've had no risks since your last negative Home Access test, HIV is not your problem!Certainly hypogonadism is one cause of erectile dysfunction. However there are a number of other causes as well. Similarly HIV... Read more »

Hypogonadism from protease inhibitors

I am a 33-yr-old male who was diagnosed two years ago during my seroconversion illness, and immediately began triple cocktail therapy with Crix/AZT/3TC, and have remained undetectable since that first diagnostic viral load test. After 13 months of...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...progression, we don't really know if it occurred in early HIV disease, because we never looked for it. In fact, during the early years of HIV, hypogonadism wasn't even considered as a potential cause of erectile problems or decreased libido. It... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...placed in the vagina or rectum. One study estimated that microbicide use could prevent about 2.5 million HIV infections within 3 years. This is based on a microbicide that only worked 60% of the time and was used by only 20% of women, in 73 low... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...special relevance to women, affect HIV treatment considerations just as they affect HIV prevention. Only 60% of HIV-positive females who qualify for HAART in the U.S. are on this life-saving therapy, compared to 75% of HIV-positive men who... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...available to the public. What Is Happening in Microbicide Research? Microbicides have been in development for the past 15 years. A number of studies conducted on the early products have so far failed to find an effective microbicide. ... Read more »

An Overview of Lexiva (Fosamprenavir, Telzir)

...infection. Fosamprenavir in oral suspension form was approved by the FDA on June 14, 2007, for use in HIV infected children 2 to 18 years old. This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she pulled out a... Read more »

AIDS/18 years old

Posted by kelseyelaine, 6 Replies
...I am 18 years old and found out I had Full Blown AIDS at 16. I was 12 when I got raped by a man I babysat for. So I guess that means I had Read more »

34 year old hetero male

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...[censored], cold hands, tired, some chest pains, dry-eyes and really irritated. Now my athletes feet that I have had for over 20 years seems to be worse than ever and I also have a bit now between my legs. My doictor thinks it was a low-risk... Read more »

HIV+ 23 year old gay male in Baltimore

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am a 23 year old gay male who just found out that I am HIV+. I am looking for other gay males, around my age, who may need to talk to someone. I have been having a hard time adjusting to this new facet of my life and need Read more »