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Is There Any Problem With Taking Testosterone While On HIV Meds

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Testosterone Supplementation

Hello Nelson; Hope you are well and perhaps you can point me in the right direction. I am currently using a RX'd compounded form of testosterone. I rub on a "pea" sized amount of lotion each day and exercise regularly (almost daily), just turned 50...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...levels, be smart and research all you can. And please, read the information in this book about how stopping testosterone can cause health problems (if you are using black market testosterone, chances are that your source will eventually run out).... Read more »

Testosterone Treatment

Dr. Henry,I have been infected for going on 9 years, but haven't started meds yet. I'm in this big... Read more »

Testosterone question (please help)

Hey Doctor, I feel like Iam going insane...It seems as if my testosterone level maybe low.I was... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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...use in men who either no longer produce testosterone or produce it in very low amounts, and are often used by men living with HIV who have below normal testosterone levels. Although the Precautions in the current labels instruct users to wash... Read more »
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Fatigue and Meds

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...I just started meds for the first time. I have a high viral load - >750K - T Cells are 480. My regimen is Viread, Emtriva, Reyataz, and Norvir Read more »