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Transgender individuals may use male or female hormones to make them more masculine or more feminine. Therapy is not just for physical changes. It has been found to greatly reduce psychological distress. Transgender hormonal therapy is taken for life. Female-to-male transgender individuals, or FTMs, can take the male hormone testosterone. Male-to-female transgender individuals, or MTFs, can take the female hormones estrogen and progesterone...
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are docs hormone replacement phobic??

48 year old male. Also.. I'm HIV pos and on meds for 1 1/2 years (videx ec (low dose), viramune, epivir, viread).Blood counts are good. My testosterone total was 433, My testosterone % Free & Weakly bound was 13.7% ng/dl, and my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Did you discuss this with your HIV specialist? They generally are better informed and less "phobic" about this issue than general medicine doctors. Hormones that are out of whack make us feel wacky! If your free testosterone is below... Read more »

Hormone replacement - just testosterone or GH too?

Hi Mark,Man, hard to pick a subject area to ask this!I have been HIV+ and HBV+ (but always asymptomatic) for almost 10 years and on hormone replacement for about 7. Total test was ~ 100ng/dl and switched from gel to T-Cyp about a year ago now. My...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Great questions. I am not certain I can fully answer the questions, for as the movie title by that name implies, Its Complicated. You don't indicate whether you are on HIV treatment, but assuming you are, and you are on HIV meds that also have... Read more »

Is hormone therapy right for me?

Dear Doctor Rob,I'm 26 years old. I am living with HIV; fourth anniversary of my diagnosis today. I've ve been on Combivir and Sustiva since the diagnosis and I'm currently undetectable and CD4 count of 1050. All my labs come back...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mostly Sitting,There are many causes for fatigue in the setting of HIV disease, including:1.anemia2.hormonal imbalances (low testosterone, low thyroid hormone, adrenal insufficiency)3.depression4.medication side effects and/or drug... Read more »

Aids + hysterectomy + possible hormone therapy

I am full blown with a current cd4 of 29 - I am scheduled to have a total abdominal hysterectomy this week with a possible oopherectomy (removal of ovaries. Can you please advise me of the possible advantages and disadvantages or concerns of this...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
You did not explain why you are having this hysterectomy, so I am not really able to help explain the advantages. I would tell you that with a CD4 of only 29, any significant stress on your immune system (such as a major surgery) is serious and the... Read more »
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I've been positive for about 13 years now, but under treatment only for 3 1/2 years. My viral load is undetectable on the ultrasensitive test, and my CD4 count is 957... I am in great shape regarding my HIV... My problem is that due to causes... Read more »