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Should I Take Testosterone If I Have Aids

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Is testosterone replacement counter indicated for HIV patients?

I have been taking testosterone for negative effects of HIV and the meds for many years; Androgel for the past 4 or 5. I moved and my new doctor recommends against testosterone replacement and says it is ultimately bad for HIV patients and the risks...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...prostate cancer and heart disease data) and clinical benefit (risk of death, higher quality of life) data on the issue of long term testosterone replacement. There are lots of unsubstantiated claims as well as advertisements for checking ones "T"... Read more »

HIV/Hepc?testosterone

I have been diagnosed with HIVfor almost 10 years, and HepC for 5. I have been hiv undetectable for... Read more »

Testosterone levels and HIV antibody test.

Hello!It is now being reported (via HIV/AIDS literature) that close to 50 of HIV+ patients have low... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

... AIDS Clinical Care (04/99) Vol. 11, No. 4, P. 25; Corcoran, Colleen; Grinspoon, Steven The use of testosterone may help in staving off AIDS wasting syndrome (AWS), according to recent data. Studies have indicated that testosterone levels Read more »
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Impact of Testosterone Levels on Bone Mineral Density May Be More Pronounced in HIV-Infected Patients

...this study to answer a question that I couldn't find the answer to in the literature: Among HIV patients, would having a lower testosterone level correlate with a lower bone density? 1 Ranjani Raghunathan, M.D. What's been shown... 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, Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Is Your Testosterone Level "Normal?"

...in sex drive, or in men, a loss of erectile function? Have you suffered from muscle loss or the inability to grow muscle? Low testosterone levels, or hypogonadism, in both men and women may cause any, or all, of these symptoms. Testosterone is... Read more »
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Testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Has anyone with wasting on here been given testosterone? when do they start it, what are the requirements in terms of counts and viral loads, or does it make a difference. is there Read more »

testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does a low testosterone level ever become a factor in HIV infection? I am an above 50 male with below testosterone levels and alot of strange symtoms. Read more »

Maybe it is not HIV

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 3 Replies
...of bed the next for 2 months I have gradually lost some of the fatigue but now deal many infections (thrush,EBV,psoriasis,low testosterone,low b-12, mouth sores,ect) these are real symptoms. I have been dealing with this (virus) for over 2 years... Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...woman of unkwon status.The day after when I woke up i imeddiatly begin to panic about hiv.It seemed like a few hours later my testosterone level had dropped and has stayed that way since.Could this be due to guilt/sterss/anxiety?or could it be... Read more »