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Patches Applied Daily To Treat Hypogonadism

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...twice-daily dosing. The once-daily formula in Epzicom was found to leave the same amount of Ziagen in the blood over 24 hours (bioequivalency) as Ziagen twice a day. The test should never be used to diagnose HSR. Do not use a skin patch test to confirm HSR. Regardless of the results, it is important to monitor the potential for this reaction. If HSR is suspected or cannot be ruled out, abacavir products should be discontinued. Check with your...
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Do I have hypogonadism?

I am a 26 year old male. I have ha few or no erections my entire life I have a history of anorexia, bulimia and took Haldol for a misdiaganosed case of schizophrenia. For a period of roughly one year I took a monthly Haldol injection and took the...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...order to assess this problem. He may then consider referal to a hormone specialist (endochrinologist) to futhre investigate and treat as appropriate.As for testosterone supplements, gels are often better than patchesRgeardsGraeme Moyle Read more »

Oxandrin and Fatigue

First of all, Dr. Frascino, thanks for all your advise to those of us with fatigue problems. My question is this. Being that I had grown resistance to all available anti-retrovirals, my doctor put me on oxandrin for about 1 year to help maintain my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...patches (Androderm or Testoderm TTS) rather than testosterone injections. The gel and patch preparations, which are applied daily, are most similar to the natural secretion of testosterone in your body as opposed to the high blood levels seen... Read more »

Hypogonadism from protease inhibitors

I am a 33-yr-old male who was diagnosed two years ago during my seroconversion illness, and immediately began triple cocktail therapy with Crix/AZT/3TC, and have remained undetectable since that first diagnostic viral load test. After 13 months of...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...level. Physiologic replacement is usually 200-300milligrams (shots) every two weeks, or 4-6 mg. of testosterone patch replaced daily. After a few weeks, it might be wise to have your physician check a LH (Lutenizing hormone) and FSH (Follicle... Read more »


Dear Doctors,How can I know when I have symptoms of hypogonadism or not ?Sincerely,TimDear Posted, I agree with Mark that if indeed you have not taken any anabolics even oral ones at the gym, then that testosterone is a little low. However, you do...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
They differ in men and women. I will guess that you are a man. The typical manifestations of low testosterone are decreased energy, libido, depression, decreased body hair and change in the shape of your muscles, the biggest ones being the buttocks... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

...System is placed on clean, dry scrotal skin. The dosage is a 6 mg patch which is applied at 9 a.m. and worn for 22 to 24 hours each day. The scrotal hair must be dry-shaved for optimal contact; chemical depilatories should not be used. Men may be... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...acute respiratory disease consider HSR even if another diagnosis such as pneumonia, bronchitis, or flu is possible. Do not use a skin patch test to confirm HSR. Check with your doctor if you have any side effects after taking this medicine --... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Therapies in Development

...trials. DermaVir by Genetic Immunity modifies a sample of the patient's dendritic cells. It is applied as a liquid under a skin patch. It is in Phase II trials. FIT-06 by FIT Biotech is a therapeutic vaccine. It is administered as... Read more »
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...enhanced activity against fluconazole-resistant candidiasis. Based on clinical trial data, dosage requirements are 200 mg twice daily or 3-6 mg/kg intravenously every 12 hours. Another drug called caspofungin acetate (Cancidas) has also shown... Read more »
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