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Male Hypogonadism

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What is proper testosterone replacement level

I am 37 years old taking Sustiva, Epirvir, and Zerit. My Viral has been >40 for 9 months from 7000 and CD4 unchanged at 480. Shortly after starting combo therapy 9 months ago I started feeling fatigued. Testosterone was 329ng /dl before begining...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloThe usual dosage for physiologic testosterone replacement (replacing just amount the body isn't producing) ranges from 100 mg-300 mg given at bi-weekly intervals, for use in hypogonadal males. Many people choose the "patch" which delivers more... Read more »

Protease-Type Lipodystrophy and Bromocriptine(Parlodel)

Dear Doctor,I am a PWA living in Albuquerque. New Mexico with other neurological pre-HIV disabilities that are just now being treated with bromocriptine(Parlodel). During my internet research on this medication, biased, perhaps, by a professional...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...potential interactions with antiretroviral agents. I have read about bromocriptine and its use for high prolactin syndrome or male hypogonadism and galactorrhea. I am not sure that fat redistribution in the setting of therapy for HIV is tied to... Read more »

HCV and fatigue

I am HCV+ and am on a Clinical trial with Ribavirin/Interferon . My LFTs and VL are going down and looking good but I am still wiped out with fatigue. If I do anything strenthous(sp) or walkaround downtown or at a mall, I am wiped out for days...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
Hello I am quite empathetic with the level of fatigue you are dealing with, as several patients with whom I work are also struggling with HIV and HCV. It's great that your liver function tests are improving. I assume that your other laboratory... Read more »

Anabolic Steroids for Fatigue

Mr. Molaghan: I am HIV negative but my lover is HIV positive. His doctor has recently given him anabolic steroids for his symptoms of treatment-related fatigue. It seems to me that this could be dangerous on a long term basis. Is there anything more...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
Hello. The use of anabolic steroids is becoming more widely accepted for treatment of HIV wasting syundrome. Also, the use of androgens (testosterone) is quite useful in treating fatigue related to hypogonadism (inadequate production of the male... Read more »
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Steps Forward: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

This is part of a series of articles summarizing presentations from the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging, which took place in Baltimore, Md., from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2010. Jump to the table of contents to see the other articles in this... Read more »
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Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

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Women and HIV

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