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Megace, androgel, and testosterone levels

Hello..I have been taking Megace to help bolster my appetite, but recently I read that Megace can actually lower one's testosterone level.Having been dealing with loss of libido and what seems like genital shrinkage, I am concerned about the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That is possible. Megace often leads to weight gain that is of marginal significance. My own use of Megace these days is very minimal due to a variety of concerns about side effects and efficacy. KH... Read more »

megace to gain weight

i am a healthy person weighing 80 but height 6 feet so i want to use megace to gain body weight... Read more »

using megace

I just recently started my HIV meds. I am on sustiva and Truvada. I am also taking TB drugs that... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

me-JES-trole Brand Name: Megace ES, Megace Oral Suspension Other Name(s): Acetato de megestrol, Megestrol Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Megestrol acetate, also known as Megace, is a type of medicine called an... Read more »
UNAIDS

In Memory of Martin Delaney: The Founder of Project Inform

Martin Delaney Last week we lost one of the true heroes in the response to AIDS. Martin Delaney, the founder and longtime Executive Director of the HIV advocacy/education organization Project Inform, died of liver cancer at his home near San... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Side Effects

Acknowledgements and Credits Introduction Appetite Loss Body Distortion -- Lipodystrophy Bone Death and Destruction Avascular Necrosis Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Cardiac Concerns Diarrhea Fatigue Gas and Bloating... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Risk: Principles of Judgment in Health Care Decisions

This article is dedicated to the memory of mybrother, Gary Freedman, a victor of AIDS. Editor's Note: In the November 20, 1996 issue of JAMA , I read an impressive review of Duty andHealing: Foundations of a Jewish Bioethic , byBenjamin... Read more »
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HIV and Memory Loss

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
I'm curious how many of you --

1. Have experienced easily forgetting things or have trouble learning new things

2. Have a hard time with math

3. Have trouble paying attention for a long period of time

4. Have trouble finding the right words to get... Read more »

loss of stamina, side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi,

I've been HIV+ for a long time. One of the first people tested, back in 1985. I never had any complaint, or took any therapies, untill last Summer. My T-cells were always low but I felt great. I really enjoyed sports and was very competitive for... Read more »

Memory Issues?

Posted by Ninjawife, 5 Replies
I feel bad that I don't post here more often, but life has been so busy since my husband got out of the hospital it seems like the only time I have on the computer is when we are searching for an answer!

Today we decided to take some time together... Read more »

Memory loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
why do you get memory loss with hiv ? Read more »