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Overcoming Hypogonadism

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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About how long after infection would Hypogonadism become an issue?Thanks for your time!...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Hypogonadism generally occurs in patients with more advanced HIV disease/AIDS, but can occur in some men relatively early on in the disease. The commmon symptoms are fatigue, weight loss, loss of libido/sexual desire, erectile dysfunction or a... Read more »

Follow up to Hypogonadism question...

Hello Vergel I understand that having Hypogonadism does not mean you have HIV. But, does having Hypogonadism cause gynecomastia central obesity? I mean if your fat seems to deposit on chest and belly only, but have normal size arms and legs. 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
With your history of gynecomastia, I would definitely have your doctor check your estradiol blood level (ultrasensitive test) to ensure that it is not high now that you are on testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone can convert into estradiol... Read more »

treatment secondary hypogonadism

Hi nelson, I am writing from Colombia, I'm in treatment of secondary hypogonadism and my treatment is arimidex (2 per week) and a testosterone gel testosterone level is 750 pg / ml and I'm fine.this treatment will keep my...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
While we are using testosterone replacement to treat symptoms of hypogonadism or testosterone deficiency (low sex drive, fatigue, lack of motivation and focus), our testicles stop making their own (endogeneous) testosterone and tend to get... Read more »


Dear Dr. Young,Is it possible for hypogonadism to start as soon as 2 months after infection?I have total erectile dsyfunction and am wondering what the story is.Jim...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Jim-Since there are many causes of erectile dysfunction, I'd want to know more about your physical and mental health. At first glance, I would think that it's rather unlikely that you'd have HIV-induced hypogonadism to quickly after... Read more »
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