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Long Term Side Effects Of Testosterone

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Testosterone Gel and Side Effects

My doctor recently put me on Testim to combat a very low testosterone level. Was diagnosed in 1990. (1) How can I slowly come off the Testim without going through "withdrawals"? (2) Should I stop taking it? (3) Does the Testim lead to panic...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...area despite the widespread use of testosterone. Data is also lacking on risks for heart disease and prostate cancer when used long term in large populations of patients. For patients deciding to stop testosterone I have had many who stopped... Read more »

testosterone replacement therapy and side effects

HI,I am HIV positive now for eighteen years, have been on medications for about ten. As I have a... Read more »

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... Read more »
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Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

...continuous therapy. If adequate levels are not reached by the end of 2 months, another form of therapy may be required. In long term studies of hypogonadal HIV negative men, 60% maintained normal serum testosterone levels. Serum... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...affect our quality of life. Without follow-up, important hormone problems (and solutions) can be missed. You may want to consider an initial blood test to measure your hormone levels. This is not usually part of routine care and can be expensive.... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...recommend treatment with medication. Make sure to ask your health care provider about how to take the medication, possible side effects, and whether there are any interactions with HIV drugs you take. Some of the osteoporosis medications that... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Read more »
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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 »

Working Out

Posted by dreamdzign, 7 Replies
...is undetectable, but I am ALWAYS tired. A couple years ago I found out my body was no longer producing testosterone. Another side effect of long-term HIV infection, doesn't happen to everyone, but... there it is. So no big deal, I take injections... Read more »

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 »

does any one know where to send blood

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 6 Replies
...have many symptoms but continue to test negative even though I have stuff like persistent oral thrush, OHL Epstein bar low testosterone vitamin B12 defcency low cd4's from what i understand OHL can only happen with HIV WHAT THE HELL IS GOING... Read more »