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Long Term Side Effects Of Androgel

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Androgel - Long Term Use

I have been on Androgel for two years. My testosterone on Androgel is normal. I am doing fine on it but am concerned about the long term effects. Would cycling minimize those? If so, how do I do it? How much time off initially and then what should...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is concern but not much data about the long-term safety of chronic testosterone use. A recent review in the New England Journal of Medicine detailed the concerns and the lack of data on the matter. The drugs are being widely used and... Read more »

Androgel - Long Term Use

Dr. Frascino,Thanks. Your the best. Your forum has helped me greatly over the years and your camp... Read more »

androgel - long term use

Hi. Thanks for all the help. This forum is great.I am doing great and really don't want to... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Raltegravir: Long-Term Results

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Examines Long-Term Effects of Antiretroviral Drug Regimens

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Long-Term Effects of Drugs Worry HIV Patients

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long term side effects(lack of)

Posted by Anonymous
For women who have been on antivirals continuously for a while (more than four to five years)and have not had any side effects or minimal ones,could you please share your experiences. What you are taking, what you experienced(if it resolved while on... Read more »

long term side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It would be interesting to hear from anyone that has been on antivirals for a long time(more than 4 years continously)that have minimal or NO side effects. Physical(appearence wise as well as internal) IF anyone out there falls into this catagory... Read more »

PeP (Truvada and Kaletra) 28 day cycle... Long Term effects?

Posted by Screen1001
Hello all, I just started taking Truvada and Kaletra 3 days ago to provent being infected. After I am done with my 28 day cycle is it common for the side effects to remain long term? Right now I have had a very upset stomach and nausia for 3 days.... Read more »

psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I guess I am needing to know if there are any people out there who have really been in some sort of denial for years until first symptoms hit. I feel like a fool, but I've been positive since 84 and really have been in denial until getting so so... Read more »