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Male Testosterone Deficiency

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The Endocrine Society

Endocrine Society Calls for Medicare Coverage of DXA Bone Density Testing to Be Extended to Men With Testosterone Deficiency

Chevy Chase, Md. -- Hypogonadism, also known as testosterone deficiency, affects 4-5 million men in the United States placing them at risk for developing osteoporosis. Despite the clear association of testosterone deficiency with low bone density... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Testosterone Cream Available at CPS

On March 2 the Community Prescription Service, a mail-order pharmacy associated with POZ magazine and specializing in HIV, announced that it is selling a compounded testosterone cream. This product is not generally available in pharmacies.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infections Attributed to Male-to-Male Sexual Contact -- Metropolitan Statistical Areas, United States and Puerto Rico, 2010

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections attributed to male-to-male sexual contact comprised 64% of the estimated new HIV infections in the United States in 2009. 1 Assessing the geographic distribution of HIV infection by transmission... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Testosterone deficiency

I got my first lab work results back (after initial diagnosis of being HIV positive) and my doc showed me I had a 5.8 level of testosterone. She said the normal levels start at 6.5 (I think that's correct). Should I get on some therapy for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Between 25 and 45 percent of all male HIVers suffer from low testosterone. It can lead to loss of energy, appetite, weight, muscle and bone mass, sex drive and even your rosy outlook on life! Low testosterone is the most common hormonal... Read more »

Testosterone Deficiency

After being on Testosteron injections of 200 mg. every 2 week for about 4 years now, my level has remained abnormaly low for 12 weeks. Last report it was 165 total test. My doctor also prescribes Testoderm tts patch to use after the first week as...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Unfortunately, I have never seen HCG work in HIV patients. It does seem to help in the weight lifters who have used testosterone,but HIV is different. Some people just need more testosterone. I would increase your dose to weekly injections of 200... Read more »

Testosterone Deficiency HCG

For Bodybuilders who take 'roids the amount of HCG they usually take is 5000 IU per 5cc. The overseas version comes in 5000 IU per cc. 5 cc is lot to push in. It may be you need that dosage. most Ins will pay for it, if a letter is sent telling...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Thank you for the information. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.... Read more »

Vitamin D deficiency

Hi Dr.I'm a 56 year old male. I'm taking Sustiva and Epzicom. CD4:700+ VL: Undect.All other labs are normal except Vit D levels and testing shows I have Osteopenia.I just got the results of my first 25-hydroxy vitamin D test. The results...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You have numerous good questions for which there are no clear answers for long term management in HIV+ persons. Often higher dose of vitamin D (such as 50,000 units 2-3 times week for several months) by prescription may be necessary. Other factors... Read more »
Connect With Others

IM THE DEFICIENCY QUESTION ASKER......

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
you all asked me about my exposure, well it was about 2 years ago and it was a bisexual one with another male, we had oral sex together and i cum but he never did ,it was a one time experience, im married and just wanted to try it one time,that was... Read more »

VITAMIN DEFICIENCY !!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
im having this problem that resembles a vitamin deficiency,the problem im having is a sore burning tongue and most recently erection diffuculties,im a 51 yr old white male,my question is,,,,has anyone ever heard of these being symptoms due to hiv... Read more »

testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does a low testosterone level ever become a factor in HIV infection? I am an above 50 male with below testosterone levels and alot of strange symtoms. I have been tested five or six times for HIV within the last 10 months ( no risks during this... Read more »

Testosterone and depression

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm looking for more info/personal experience concerning treatments and symptoms associated with testosterone/hormonal deficiency and associated problems, (fatigue, mood changes, ability to focus, loss of drive, lessened experience of joy, general... Read more »