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Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Antiretroviral: A medication that prevents a retrovirus, such as HIV, from making copies of itself. Anti-HIV medications are also called antiretrovirals. Antiretroviral therapy (ART): The recommended treatment for HIV. ART involves taking a combination of three or more anti-HIV medications from at least two different drug classes every day to control the virus. CD4 count: The number of CD4 cells in a sample...
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Can testosterone gel stimulate tumors?

Dr., Thank you for your great answers. After suffering from horrendous fatigue my doctor said that my 204 reading on the testosterone test (which has a range of 200-800) was way too low so I have been on Androgel 5 every day which has taken me up...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Many years ago when testosterone supplements came into vouge, there were concerns raised that testosterone could stimulate tumors, such as Kaposi's sarcoma. These concerns were based on laboratory experiments. HOWEVER, to my knowledge there... Read more »

High Levels Of Testosterone

Hi, I hope you can help me with the following & that it's in the right forum. I've been taking Sustiva & Combivir for about 19 months. I've also been taking Famciclovir for at least a year and Tamoxifen for just over 2 months....
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Tamoxifen is being used increasingly for the treatment of male breast enlargement in people on HAART. I will make the assumption that this is why you are taking it, as it appears that you began this therapy about 18 months after being started on... Read more »

testosterone and heart disease

I am using testosterone gel-once a day. I have been reading many articles indicating that protease inhibitors increase chances of heart disease-Does using testosterone also add an additional burden and increase chances of heart disease like other...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Tetosterone replacement has not been shown to increase heart disease. In fact, men with low testosterone have a higher risk of heart disease in some studies. Higher (bodybuilding) doses of testosterone have been shown to decrease HDL (good... Read more »

Testosterone pellets, exercise and HIV at 65

I was just recently diagnosed with HIV at age 65 will meet with the doctor to discuss my blood work but I am sure he will want to start me on meds. I had been taking Testosterone pellets `12 implants to aid my low T level 280- Last blood work it...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
You should not fear testosterone replacement while taking HIV medications. Testosterone replacement using pellets, gels and injections has been used for 20 years in HIV with no effect on liver function, medication blood levels, HIV viral load, and... Read more »
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I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

ITS A FACT

Posted by Anonymous
Its a fact some of positive people lie about their status before sex. If you are going to have sex BE SAFE! dont believe people if they tell you they are negative, they may not be. ALWAYS PRACTICE SAFE SEX!!!!! I hope we learned something here.

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HIV FROM CONDOMS AFER FACT?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of catching hiv when:
You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »

Facts II. WIndow Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Without having to travel so far away, you can find posts of Dr. Santana (The Body Spanish section) where he refers to the window period in a very similar way to what I said before,
In one of his posts he says: test at 3 months, at 6 months, at 9... Read more »