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Other Ways To Treat The Hypogonadism Than Steroids

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iatrogenic hypogonadism from anabolic steriods

Could you comment on iatrogenic hypogonadism that follows with the use of anabolic steriods. Are there long term effects and would you be reluctant to prescribe anabolic steriods for mild weight loss if someone is eugonadal (assume the person eats...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes, I would be reluctant to prescribe steroids for mild weight loss in HIV because, in my experience, the gonads do not return. In HIV negative weight lifters who abuse anabolics, it often takes 6 months for normal testicular function to return.... Read more »

steroids to treat eye of HIV +

Dear Doctor, I hope you are well.I refer to your answer to my question of 12 Sep. I had angiogram... Read more »

is the use of steroids to treat wasting and weight loss really safe in the long run?

I am posting this question again since whent the first time I submitted it when I hit send my comp... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic)

Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are synthetically produced variants of the naturally occurring male sex hormone testosterone. "Anabolic" refers to muscle-building, and "androgenic" refers to increased male sexual characteristics. "Steroids"... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Anabolic Steroids: A Practical Guide

For those who need to regain their lost lean body mass (LBM), anabolic steroids are a possible answer. These compounds are being prescribed increasingly by some physicians to treat their HIV-infected patients. Androgenic/anabolic steroids are... Read more »
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 »
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Community Drug Alert Bulletin

Dear Colleague; Since the 1950s, some athletes have taken anabolic steroids to build musclesand boost their athletic performance. Increasingly, other segments of thepopulation have also been taking these synthetic substances. The Monitoringthe... Read more »
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5 lessons about the way we treat people

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies




Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people.



1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.

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Steroids

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
Could anybody give me some information about cycles of steroids. I would like to put on weight, and I think this is the only way.
Thanks

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Steroids for Bodybuilding

Posted by Chico, 4 Replies
I have recently started on my hiv treatment and want to know if i can continue to take Winstrol Depot the steroid for my body building.

I am fit and healthy but don't want the steroid to affect my resistance. Any body builders or Doc's help me out... Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »