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Taking Testosterone With Hiv Meds

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Is testosterone replacement counter indicated for HIV patients?

I have been taking testosterone for negative effects of HIV and the meds for many years; Androgel for the past 4 or 5. I moved and my new doctor recommends against testosterone replacement and says it is ultimately bad for HIV patients and the risks...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...example) to routine post-menopausal replacement -such data is lacking in men though some studies are underway. In the old days of AIDS wasting and inadequate HIV treatment, hormone and nutrition supplementation played a key role in at last short... Read more »

Testosterone Treatment

Dr. Henry,I have been infected for going on 9 years, but haven't started meds yet. I'm in this big... Read more »

side effects of testosterone

I have been positive for 20 years and am on 5 HIV meds. My Dr. checked my testosterone and it was... Read more »
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Just got my first set of numbers scared

Posted by DDS, 5 Replies
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...i'm 35 hiv+. current stats are tcells 750 and 11,000 copies of the virus. i've been monitored for 2 years by a hiv specialist. on androgel Read more »