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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 »

Will Megace help bring back needed fat?

Everyone I know of dogs Megace as only bringing back fat. As a lipoatophy sufferer would Megace... Read more »

Megace and Fat Gain

Would taking Megace help to replace some of the subcutanial fat that I have lost? If so, could a... Read more »
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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newspapers Publish Local Reactions to World AIDS Day

Newspapers recently published local reactions to World AIDS Day. Summaries appear below Los Angeles Times : The Times on Saturday examined efforts by California museums to mark World AIDS Day and acknowledge the "creative loss in the arts... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Reaction to Study Tracking HIV's Arrival in U.S. From Haiti

The Washington Post on Monday examined reaction to a recent study that found that HIV likely arrived in the U.S. from Haiti about a decade earlier than previously believed (Stein, Washington Post , 11/5). The study, published last week in the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle Post-Intelligencer Examines Reactions of People Who Participated in Merck's Canceled HIV Vaccine Trial

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Friday examined the reaction of volunteers in the Seattle arm of Merck 's recently halted HIV vaccine trial. According to the Post-Intelligencer , participants who were interviewed on the condition of anonymity... Read more »
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my strange reaction

Posted by midwestguy143, 2 Replies
I tested positive on March 24, 2009. The thing that surprised me, and my friends was my reaction -- none really. Just something else in my life. I had lost my job many months ago, and with the job market being so tough, I've gotten used to the... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with another... Read more »

antibiotic reaction

Posted by princealbert
After one week on augmentin, a pick line and beginning IV antibiotics (only one dose), I had a horrible drug reaction.
But four days later, I still walk around itchy and red, feeling like I just rolled around in poison ivy.
Has anyone else had a bad... Read more »

antibiotic reaction

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
After one week on augmentin, a pick line and beginning IV antibiotics (only one dose), I had a horrible drug reaction.
But four days later, I still walk around itchy and red, feeling like I just rolled around in poison ivy.
Has anyone else had a bad... Read more »