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Risks Of Androgel

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Can Androgel make Hepatitis B worse if Infected

I am wondering if using androgel is a good idea, if infected with Hepatitis B and will the alcohol in the gel make matters worse....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It is unlikely that the small amount of alcohol in the gel will have any effect. Testosterone supplements in general have been associated with a small increased risk of hepatitis. Although this is unlikely with androgel in people without viral... Read more »

Using Androgel

Dr. Bob,I am getting different advice about androgel. One doctor, my urologist prescribed its use,... Read more »

Double Dose of Androgel

Thanks for all the great advice. I'm a 38-yo man who has been on 1 Androgel for about a year... Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

AndroGel Offers New Option for Testosterone Replacement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on 2-29-2000 that AndroGel has been approved for use as a testosterone replacement therapy in men with low testosterone. AndroGel is a clear, colorless, topical gel that is applied to the shoulders,... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Testosterone

tes-TOS-te-rone Brand Name: Androgel, Depo-Testosterone, Androderm, Testoderm Other Name(s): Sustanon, Testosterona Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Testosterone, also known as Androderm, Androgel, Depo-Testosterone, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Understanding Recent Increases in the Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men Having Sex With Men: Changes in Risk Behavior From Risk Avoidance to Risk Reduction

The authors of the current study sought to explore risk behavior and transmission routes in men having sex with men (MSM) newly diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Physicians participating in the sentinel study completed a... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Risk of HIV Reinfection May Be Similar to Risk of Initial HIV Infection

The risk of HIV reinfection, sometimes called superinfection, has not been clearly established. Given the risk of initial sexual HIV infection from a single exposure in population studies is commonly calculated as generally low (although these... Read more »
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Androgel Questions

Posted by gray, 1 Reply
Howdy -

Please forgive me if there's a different section of the board where I should be posting this question. I'm new.

I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. Probably exposed to HIV 15 months ago. My bloodwork came back CD4 608 and VL 13,000 which are good... Read more »

Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing positive, but does low risk mean that the risk is virtually none? Thanx.

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High risk and low risk and their conclusive result periods

Posted by optiplex, 2 Replies
Window period should be same for all cases whether its high risk or low risk. There are cases where people got infected through low risk and came out clean even after high risk exposure.
virus cycle is going to be remain same in someone got infected... Read more »

Low Risk..Yet still a risk IMHO, opinios?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
"Made out" (Sexual contact but no oral, anal, or unprotected sex, mostly deep kissing/sucking on nipple) with a girl who's sexual history has suddenly come into question when she mentioned in passing a few days ago her ex-boyfriend may have shown up... Read more »