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Testosterone Injection Frequency For Hypogonadism

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Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

Introduction: A number of endocrine abnormalities have been reported in people infected with HIV. Among these, hypogonadism is well described, particularly as men progress to AIDS and in those who are wasting. Testosterone has both anabolic and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cessation of Injection Drug Use and Change in Injection Frequency: The Chicago Needle Exchange Evaluation Study

The researchers designed the current study to assess the effect of a needle exchange program (NEP) on the incidence of injection cessation and change in injection frequency by injection drug users (IDUs), to explore predictors for cessation and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Predictors and Correlates of Reduced Frequency or Cessation of Injection Drug Use During a Randomized HIV Prevention Trial

Enrollment of injection drug users (IDUs) into a peer-educator role in an HIV prevention intervention, especially in a small group, may help IDUs stop injecting, the current study suggests. The authors conducted a secondary analysis of a multi-site... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Frequency of Nandralone/Testosterone?

I was recently diagnosed with HIV wasting (lost 20lbs of musle mass over 9 months), and was prescribed Nandralone 200 mg IM q2wks and then when my testosterone level dropped out, Testosterone 200 mg IM q2wks. My MD switched me to 100 mg qwk for...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Try talking with your doctor about a more physiologic replacement plan. They vary in popularity, but you can look into the use of a patch or gel to reduce the peaks and valleys.Don't forget to support this therapy with adequate food and... Read more »

Estradiol and testosterone injection

I take regular testosterone injections of just under 1cc. I was diagnosed with hypogonadism years ago, and I've been on rub-ons (which don't work for me). I'm concerned about Estradiol and other affects of the aromatization process....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Estradiol is a hormone more abundant in women than men that is produced by the aromatization of testosterone in liver, fat and other cells. Nature created it for a reason. It has been shown to be responsible for healthy bone density but its role in... Read more »

Hypogonadism Treatment

Dear Doctor:My testosterone just came back at 31. My doctor says this is extremely low and he wants to start testosterone injections right away. I have had trouble maintaining my body weight for about two years now,and I am currently ten pounds...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The oxandrin is the cause of the low testosterone...testosterone leevls are suppressed by anabolic steroids. Additionally, anabolic agants are relatively contraindicated (i.e. not recommended)in the persons with heart disease. The firts thing is to... Read more »

Hypogonadism

I have been diagnosed with hypogonadism -- ie low testosterone and have lost muscle tissue. I have heard about recent studies where men received 300 mg testosterone enanthate by injection. I heard the men gained some weight during this study. I...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Testosterone enanthate or cypionate are typically given at 200-300mg every 2 weeks (by injection). Though not perfectly physiological this is one of the leading methods for testosterone replacement...and available at any MD's office. Other... Read more »
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Testosterone and depression

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm looking for more info/personal experience concerning treatments and symptoms associated with testosterone/hormonal deficiency and associated problems, (fatigue, mood changes, ability to focus, loss of drive, lessened experience of joy, general... Read more »

JS -- for you

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
JS, as I said -- the "arms falling asleep" was 'embedded with the "Hypogonadism" post {under Am I Infected? dated 24 Nov 2000). I guess a Testosterone count of 209 -- "which seems pretty unlikely." was the culprit for avoiding the answer. All I... Read more »

Being Happy

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Who ever said living was easy wasnt very realistic. And Im not trying to sound bitter. Living is simply THE EXPERIENCE and those who still have the chance must seek for meaning rather than just keep complaining all the time.
Ive been reading some of... Read more »

Hey Springer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
In your recent post you've mentioned that fatique as one of your miscellenous symtoms. Would you give a brief description on this condition?

Have you tested for anemia or hypogonadism? These are medical conditions that can cause fatique.

A CBC would... Read more »