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Should I Take Testosterone If I Have Hiv

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Ask the Experts

low testosterone and hiv.

Last year after being on HIV meds for 2 years I suddenly became depressed and tired and very quick tempered (T cells 650, viral load undetectable). I went to see my doctor in here in Atlanta and was told the reason for that ...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Testosterone levels are often lower in people with chronic conditions such as HIV. Otherwise, one would want to be sure that there are no mitigating factors such as other endocrine problems (such as low cortisol Read more »

What's a good testosterone level for HIV+

Hello Doctor. My HIV specialist ran a testosterone test on me and it came out 5.02 ng/mL Is that... Read more »

Testosterone use and HIV+

I was diagnosed with AIDS 2 years ago, i have been on triple combination medication for this time,... Read more »
The Body PRO

Impact of Testosterone Levels on Bone Mineral Density May Be More Pronounced in HIV-Infected Patients

...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 2008. Ranjani Raghunathan: My... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

...the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This daily update... Read more »

An Overview of Testosterone

...for hormone replacement in men who have low levels of testosterone and for use in certain women who have breast cancer. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Although the practice is not yet approved by the FDA, testosterone is used for the treatment of AIDS... Read more »
Women Alive

Testosterone for Her

...women in need of hormonal therapy. But the results of a new study, reported at the October 1999 national conference on women and AIDS in Los Angles, concluded that HIV+ women can benefit greatly from the use of a testosterone patch to help treat... Read more »
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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 Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 this be due to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ive heard that a sign of vitamin b deficiency and low testosterone levels are a sign of hiv infection, is this true and if so when during the hiv infection would it appear? also would there have been other problems appear Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...make a difference. is there some reason why a doc won't give it fairly early on in a treatment regimen? With advanced stage AIDS? Read more »