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Should I Take Testosterone If I Have Aids

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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 are low in... Read more »
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Testosterone: A Man's Guide

HIV health and treatment advocate Nelson Vergel's new book, Testosterone: A Man's Guide -- Practical Tips for Boosting Physical, Mental and Sexual Vitality , is now available. Vergel, who is living with AIDS, is a highly knowledgeable, long-time... Read more »
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Impact of Testosterone Levels on Bone Mineral Density May Be More Pronounced in HIV-Infected Patients

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of the study she presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
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Testosterone for Women with High Fatigue (TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT FOR WOMEN, 2011)

Diagnosed 6 years ago with 1-digit t-cells, currently am undetectable, with t-cells close to 300. Switched off AZT to Atripla 2 years ago and all was good. For the past 4 months am becoming overwhelmingly fatigued - have to work, but almost too...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV-associated fatigue is remarkably common and it can be phenomenally annoying. The underlying cause often turns out to be multifactorial. In other words there are usually several underlying causes working in tandem to zap our zip. Take a read... 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 testosterone levels.In a 19 page article that I recently came across (Patients Guide to Low Testosterone) it stated, "chemotherapy and radiation...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rate of low testosterone levels in the setting of HIV infection may run as high as 50% in a few studies but more often is in the range of 20-30%. There has been no clear linkage to any category of HIV drug and can be low even in the absence of... Read more »

Low Testosterone

I've had undetectable levels of HIV while on meds for well over a decade. I'm on Aripla now. My testosterone suddenly (3 years between tests) dropped from normal to extremely low levels. Why would undetectable levels of hiv cause my...
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
You don't indicate your age, whether you have any other medical conditions, and what the testosterone levels were and are now. It is unlikely, given your undetectable viral load (and therefore HIV being under control), although still remotely... Read more »

are my skin problems and testosterone levels related

hello doctors:this isn't completely hiv related but hiv is why i think there is a conection. my problems stem back to when i was about 16yo. my penis was constantly itching along with various other parts. around 20 i began devoloping open...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Tough to comment without more details. If you have seen an HIV experienced dermatologist without help then your case sounds like a major challenge. Excess testosterone can also cause the skin to break out in some persons. You might try decreasing... Read more »
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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. I have been tested five or six times for HIV within the last 10 months ( no risks during this... Read more »

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 some reason why a doc won't give it fairly early on in a treatment... Read more »

Testosterone and depression

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm looking for more info/personal experience concerning treatments and symptoms associated with testosterone/hormonal deficiency and associated problems, (fatigue, mood changes, ability to focus, loss of drive, lessened experience of joy, general... Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently had a somewhat high risk encounter with a 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... Read more »