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Long Term Side Effects Of Androgel

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side effects of testosterone

I have been positive for 20 years and am on 5 HIV meds. My Dr. checked my testosterone and it was low, so she put me on testosterone. My question is, what are the side effects? I have been told it is possible for my testies to shrink and grow...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Bob,The most common unwanted side effects of testosterone include increased facial and body hair, oily skin, acne, male-pattern baldness, water retention, joint Read more »

Social Effects of Steroid Treatment

I recently went on an online dating service looking at men in my age range (40-60), and I noticed... 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 change... Read more »
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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

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Side Effects

... What Are Side Effects? Who Gets Side Effects? How to Deal With Side Effects Which Side Effects Are the Most Common? The Bottom Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...taken by injection under the skin every day orevery-other-day. If the drug is stopped, the visceral fat comes back. The mainside effects are joint aches, water retention, diabetes, increased lipoatrophy,and increased blood sugar levels. Serostim... Read more »
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DNCB (Dinitrochlorobenzene)

... What Is DNCB? What Are the Benefits of DNCB? Why Did People With HIV Use DNCB? How Was DNCB Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does DNCB Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? The Bottom Line What Is... Read more »
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psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...like a nightmare that I can't wake up from. For now, I am feeling hopeful again that I can continue to live and the fear is subsiding somewhat. Has anyone else ever been as morbid as this or am I just a misfit. Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...pharmaceutical companies has undermined such research. The studies are designed to measure safety and efficacy but not long-term side effects of drugs. The lack of research also limits a patient's care, the Times reports."Aids is a very serious... Read more »

Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...still a vigourous twenty year old with a seeming eternity of life before me. Nevetheless, I offer these simple guidelines for long term survival with HIV -- @ Have your blood and liver tested every three months @ Work with your doctor as a... Read more »

long term side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 I'm sure... Read more »