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Should Someone With Hiv Take Testosterone

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HIV & Testosterone

Hi!I have been diagnosed with HIV since MAY 2005 --- and have been having a rough time dealing... now my doc tells me my testosterone levels are dropping. Should I consider supplements/replacement therapy? I am told that once I start replacement,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The very long term safety and benefit of testosterone replacement therapy in uncertain. In many patients it does improve quality of life and support maintaining lean body mass. Testosterone Read more »


Dear Dr. Gallant, Is there any correlation between HIV infection andtestosterone levels (either... Read more »

low testosterone and hiv.

Last year after being on HIV meds for 2 years I suddenly became depressed and tired and ... 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 »
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 »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Safety Concerns Prompt Label Changes and Medication Guide Requirement for Testosterone Gel Products

... The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers of two prescription topical testosterone gel products, AndroGel 1% and Testim 1%, to include a boxed warning on the products' labels after receiving reports of adverse 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. 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 »


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 »


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 Read more »