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New Drugs For Hypogonadism

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secondary hypogonadism treatment

Hello Dr. I have a question: I am currently HIV patients CD4 values 450 and viral load below 20 copies, my treatment is Epzicom and raltegravir.I was recently diagnosed with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (low levels of FSH, LH, testosterone,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Letrozole (Femara) is the chemical name of Novartis selective third generation aromatase inhibitor. Other older aromatase inhibitors include Arimidex (anastrazole), Clomid (clomiphe) and Nolvadex (tamoxifen). Letrozole has a stonger afinity to the... Read more »

iatrogenic hypogonadism from anabolic steriods

Could you comment on iatrogenic hypogonadism that follows with the use of anabolic steriods. Are... Read more »

Follow up to Hypogonadism question...

Hello Vergel I understand that having Hypogonadism does not mean you have HIV. But, does having... Read more »
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Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

Introduction: A number of endocrine abnormalities have been reported in people infected with HIV. Among these, hypogonadism is well described, particularly as men progress to AIDS and in those who are wasting. Testosterone has both anabolic and... Read more »
Body Positive

Drug Use or No Drug Use?

In New York City, prior drug users inNarcotics Anonymous' (&quotN.A.&quot) 12-step programs are usuallycontent with quietly sharing their hopes, strengths, and experiences intheir meeting rooms. But just the opposite proved true when five... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pfizer Includes Papua New Guinea on AIDS Drug Program

On Monday, Pfizer Australia announced that Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been included in its Diflucan Partnership that supplies the anti-fungal medication to countries on the World Health Organization's list of the 50 least-developed nations. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Drug Company Calls on Caribbean Nations to Expand Access to HIV-Fighting Drugs

New Jersey-based Merck & Co. said Tuesday that the Caribbean was not doing enough to provide discounted HIV drugs to patients. For years, developing nations complained that prices for HIV drugs put them out of the reach of patients. Then in... Read more »
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New York draws fire over case of drug-resistantHIV

Posted by Anonymous
Nature 433, 788 (24 February 2005)

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistant HIV

ERIKA CHECK

Rare, aggressive form of AIDS used to publicize dangers of unprotected
sex.

[WASHINGTON] A decision by New York health officials to announce the
detection... Read more »

New Drugs In The Pipeline Vioxx In The Headline??

Posted by Anonymous
New Drugs In The Pipeline Vioxx In The Headline??

Most everyone knows about the latest Drug/Pharmaceutical scandal, and many people are becoming aware of how clinical trials are skewed ( if it takes 20 trials to get one positive result that is how it... Read more »

new drugs overview (by a rookie), and comments

Posted by Anonymous
Many of you are much sharper about emerging hiv medications than I am...

Is this is good overview of some of the good emerging options??

I see two exciting classes of drugs. By this I mean they seem to show good efficacy in diminishing the viral load... Read more »

new drug...ziagen

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Just watched the news and the FDA has just approved a new drug
(Ziagen). They say the Ziagen is one pill taken twice a day and is
usually taken with AZT. What a tremendous relief... Read more »