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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 »

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 »

Untreated HIV and testosterone levels in woman

Hello Nelson,I am a medical student based out of Prague and we are debating with a fellow member of the faculty regarding the testosterone levels in untreated long term HIV positive females.Can you please confirm that testosterone levels drop in...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Dear SandyThanks for the excellent question. I usually answer questions on testosterone in men but we have some data on testosterone in HIV positive women as well.Your question specifies untreated HIV+ women. I am attaching a great paper by Dr... Read more »
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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 »

DEFICIENCIES OR NOT??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i went to my regular physician for a tongue condition,he said it looked like possibly some type of vitamin deficiency, he did a cbc blood count and an iron deficiency check ,still waiting for results,my question is would or could this be a... 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 »

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The UCSF Center for HIV Information (CHI) is a faculty-directed program of the Department of Medicine with a remarkably successful track record for developing key information resources on... Read more »