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Is There Any Problem With Taking Androgel While On HIV Meds

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Androgel question

Again, thanks for this great forum. I have been poz for 20 yrs. and have been taking meds since '94.Currently (and for the last two years) I am taking Viread/Kaletra/Ziagen and started taking 5g (1%) Androgel ~3 months ago due to a borderline...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
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