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Taking Testosterone When You're Hiv Positive

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HIV/Hepc?testosterone

I have been diagnosed with HIVfor almost 10 years, and HepC for 5. I have been hiv undetectable for several years, and no damage from hepc at the moment. However I am experiencing fat redistribution: belly, chest accumulation with skinny arms, no...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A recent study lat month) from the ACTG of testosterone for lipodystophy showed that it did not restore loss of fat (actually fat continued to be lost from subcutaneous areas) and did Read more »

testosterone and its benefits for HIV Positive People

I am seeking information around testosterone treatment and HIV.I am a HIV positive person and I... 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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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 Read more »
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Impact of Testosterone Levels on Bone Mineral Density May Be More Pronounced in HIV-Infected Patients

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...several physical disorders. About 5% to 10% of the general population gets depressed. However, rates of depression in people with HIV are as high as 60%. Women with HIV are twice as likely as men to be depressed. Being depressed is not a sign... 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 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 »

Testosterone

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 »

Androgel Questions

Posted by gray, 1 Reply
...different section of the board where I should be posting this question. I'm new. I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. Probably exposed to HIV 15 months ago. My bloodwork came back CD4 608 and VL 13,000 which are good numbers apparently. The only... Read more »