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Libido Problem Testosterone Deficiency

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stochrin interference with testosteron receptor?

I have been on medication since summer 2007. Truvada 200mg en Stochrin 600 mg. Since the use I have experienced side effects like faster and more hair growth, faster growing of nails. Now this isn't much of a problem but I have experienced a big...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I haven't seen any papers linking use of efavirenz (Stocrine or Sustiva) with some sort of peripheral blockage of testosterone function. If any reader is aware of such data please post!!! KH Read more »

Side effect of testosterone therapy and acne

I have been on testosterone therapy now for a few months and it has been helping me with many... Read more »

Hair loss, dry skin, low libido, fatigue

I have been diagnosed with HIV since 1995. I am a 38yo married female. I Took meds from 1995-2003... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

...specific complaints. Symptoms may be particularly difficult to notice in patients with AIDS. Complaints may include decreased libido, erectile function, fatigue, depression, decreased frequency of shaving, and decreased bone density. Laboratory... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Safety Concerns Prompt Label Changes and Medication Guide Requirement for Testosterone Gel Products

...inappropriate enlargement of the genitalia (penis or clitoris), premature development of pubic hair, advanced bone age, increased libido, and aggressive behavior. In most cases, the signs and symptoms regressed when the child no longer was... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and Hormones

...effects, which promote the development of the male sex organs, expression of male secondary sexual characteristics, and normal libido (sex drive). The gonadotropins LH and FSH also control sperm production in the testes. The ovaries, or female... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health problems and can prevent HIV drugs from entering the system and fighting HIV. It's best to report these... Read more »
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Several health problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...been diagnosed with Aids 2 years and a half. Since then many things have been going wrong, kidney stones,hip necrosis,skin problems,severe vertigo,etc. Do other people experoience the same situations? Just curious, is not easy to have so many... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...headaches and migraines, sweating, palpitations, trembling, hormonal problems (disturbed menstrual cycle, dysmenorrhoea, loss of libido, impotence), physical numbness (especially in toes, fingers, and lips), emotional numbness (including... Read more »

Ongoing Health Problems

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...One year after a high risk exposure (which resulted in chlamydia), I continue to suffer from definite health problems. I have been treated for strep/tonsilitis three times (after never having it in my previous 35 years!), oral lesions, and on Read more »

Bizarre health problems

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies Within about two days, I got a bizarre flu-like illness including swollen nodes, dizziness, ringing in ears and balance problems. Within a few weeks I developed a pasty mouth with white tongue and shortness of breath. Over the years I have... Read more »