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Male Testosterone Deficiency

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...carried to another part of the body where it has a specific effect. The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys. DHEA is the most common steroid in humans. It can be transformed in the body into testosterone (the primary male sex hormone), estrogen (an important female sex hormone), or other steroids. DHEA has not demonstrated the same effects as anabolic (muscle-building) steroids, but the Food and Drug Administration has already...
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I was taking 200ml IM/week of Deca to gain some weight and was switched to 200ml IM every 2 weeks of testosterone due to low testoserone levels. It seems as though I dont have nearly the energy that I had with the this normal?
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...Not necessarily normal or abnormal. It depends upon your particular biochemical situation. Though testosterone replacement is appropriate for tesotosterone deficiency, testosterone does not provide the same anabolic activity as deca. Deca Read more »

Testosterone supplementation

Dear docs, what are the appropriate levels of testosterone in a male, 40 years old, soropositive? When supplementing it is necessary? Thanks. Congratulations for your work.(Brazil)
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Great question. The easiest measure of testosterone is the total amount in the bloodstream. "Normal" values range broadly in healthy men, between about 250 to 1100 nanograms per Read more »

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 this...
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 Read more »

low testosterone levels?

Im not sure if Low testosterone levels have any baring whatsoever when it comes to treatment or outcome.Im a 27 year old male in good health and i tested poz 4 weeks ago. I think i sero-converted 4 months ago.My last blood work came back witha VL...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
...Low testosterone levels do not appear to make HIV viral loads higher, CD4 counts lower or to make drugs work less well. They can, however, influence Read more »
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The Prevalence of Hypogonadism in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

...88 male patients with HIV infection who had been on HAART for at least six months. Hypogonadism as defined by low serum-free testosterone ( 5% of ideal body weight) was prevalent in 42%. Hypogonadism was seen in 14% of patients without wasting... Read more »

An Overview of Testosterone Androderm, Androgel, Depo-Testosterone, and Testoderm, belongs to the class of medicines known as androgens. Androgens are male hormones. Some androgens, including testosterone, are naturally produced by the body. Prescribed androgens work by... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...act on cells, proteins, and tissues, triggering our growth, metabolism, sex drive, and fertility. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are three of our main sex hormones. These hormones are also called steroid hormones and regulate many... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Safety Concerns Prompt Label Changes and Medication Guide Requirement for Testosterone Gel Products

...chronological age. In some cases, invasive diagnostic procedures were required. Signs of inappropriate virilization (development of male secondary sexual characteristics) in children and the possibility of secondary testosterone exposure should... Read more »
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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. Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...since.Could this be due to guilt/sterss/anxiety?or could it be due to hiv infection.I have heard that it is common for hiv+ males to have lower testosterone levels.thanks in advance. Read more »

Nandrolone Decanoate/Testosterone/Oxandrin

Posted by ktp2008, 1 Reply
...longer makes Deca-Durabolin, If anyone is looking for a reliable and good compounding pharmacy that has Nandrolone Decanoate, Testosterone Cypionate, and Oxandrin at affordable prices, call New Life Pharmacy in Boca Raton, FL and ask for Nicole... Read more »

Nandrolone Decanoate/Testosterone/Oxandrin

Posted by ktp2008 longer makes Deca-Durabolin, If anyone is looking for a good reliable compounding pharmacy that has Nandrolone Decanoate, Testosterone Cypionate, and Oxandrin at affordable prices, call New Life Pharmacy in Boca Raton, FL and ask for Nicole... Read more »