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Taking Androgel With Hiv Meds

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...and the abilityto sleep. They can also increase blood pressure and make heart diseaseworse. Testosterone Man-made testosterone has been studied as a treatment for lipodystrophy.Unfortunately, in a study of testosterone gel (AndroGel), it did not decreasevisceral fat. In fact, visceral fat increased and lipoatrophy in the arms andlegs increased as well. Anabolic Steroids Oxandrin is an anabolic steroid that is taken by mouth. In a small...
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Of Chelsea boys, gels, and prohormones (not in that order)

The title is not as catchy as "Of shoes and ships and sealing wax..." but there we are.(1) In recent posts you've discouraged, quite unequivocally, people from taking DHEA (recommending that they get their testosterone levels checked and supplement...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-positive folks check their free testosterone levels and supplement with one of the testosterone-replacement therapies (Testim or AndroGel), if needed rather than take DHEA which works upstream. Hormonal replacement therapy is not without... Read more »

andro gel

hey Doc...32 here...just started meds 8 weeks ago...viral has already went from 160,000 to 17,000 and tcells are at 350...question is .I have NO sex drive for months now and low energy...low energy has been around for a lot longer. I am not even...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Great news about your rapid response to your HIV meds! However, now it's time to put the smile back on Mr. Happy! Decreased libido (decreased sex drive) is often a sign of hypogonadism Read more »

ANDROGEL DURING PROSTATITIS

Dr. Bob: I asked this question a couple of months ago, with no response from you. I'm trying again.What are your thoughts about using Androgel while one is battling prostatitis? No one I've spoken with in the medical community seems to know. Is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Since you will be seeing a urologist soon (right?), you can double check with him or her. You should also check in with your AIDS specialist. He/she might want to get an HIV resistance test to see if your current meds are your best option. It... Read more »

Equivalent Dosing of AndroGel vs. Injectible Testosterone

Is there any official calculation for determining eqivalent dosing of AndroGel vs. Injectible Testosterone? I had been taking 125 mg. testosterone cypionate IM injection/once a week with good results, but recently tried switching to AndroGel for the...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...Actually I am not sure. But you could go ahead and try androgel and then have blood levels measured. Indeed you might want to have blood levels of free testosterone measured while still getting 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, 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 effects in... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies... Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

Travelling with HIV Meds

Posted by jon_yvr, 6 Replies
...I am on 6 meds and I'm going the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy for a month. I'll be carrying alot of bottles. Has anyone had any experience Read more »