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Testosterone Side Effects

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Using testosterone side effects

Good day Dr.Vergel:First and foremost thank you for the information that you provide. I am an ex college football player and bodybuilder who found out that I was HIV Positive in 2008. My viral loads and test are ok low enough that I haent had to...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...RobYour testosterone dose is too high. Your blood pressure meds can be causing your lack of sex drive (common side effect). Lower it to one cc per week and have your doctor test your testosterone blood level after a month of doing so to ensure... Read more »

androgel and injectable testosterone side effects

I am a little concerned about my shrinking testicles, due to many years on androgel and now an... Read more »

Testosterone Side Effects

My recent Total Testosterone test came back at 197. Free Testosterone wasn't tested. 2 years ago... Read more »

An Overview of Testosterone

...may become pregnant, or people with serious heart, liver, or kidney disease should not take this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, testosterone can cause some unwanted effects. Serious side effects of this... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...composition changes, and/or bone density loss. We still need to learn more about replacement dosing and the possible long-term effects of testosterone use in women with HIV. In the meantime, if you are considering using testosterone, make sure to... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Safety Concerns Prompt Label Changes and Medication Guide Requirement for Testosterone Gel Products

...gel products, AndroGel 1% and Testim 1%, to include a boxed warning on the products' labels after receiving reports of adverse effects in children who were inadvertently exposed to testosterone through contact with a person being treated with... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Is Your Testosterone Level "Normal?"

...they decrease through the time until your next injection. Weekly injections seem to be the most popular with the least negative effects of these varying levels. Patches give more constant levels of the hormone to your body but are sometimes... Read more »
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Working Out

Posted by dreamdzign, 7 Replies
...undetectable, but I am ALWAYS tired. A couple years ago I found out my body was no longer producing testosterone. Another side effect of long-term HIV infection, doesn't happen to everyone, but... there it is. So no big deal, I take injections... Read more »

Atripla vs Isentess & Truvada?

Posted by rank, 3 Replies
...with Isentress, keeping with Truvada part of Atripla. He thinks Isentress is a very "clean" drug, whereas Sustiva has the CNS effects. I'm just starting to mull this over and am beginning to think I should try life without Sustiva. Anyone out... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Has anyone with wasting on here been given testosterone? when do they start it, what are the requirements in terms of counts and viral loads, or does it make a difference. is there Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hola a todos y gracias, estuve en un night club hace 6 semanas, al entrar un chica que all trabaja me beso, pero no fue un beso profundo, yo tena una herida en los labios en la parte interior, me hice un test de elisa a las 11 y 20 das y dio no... Read more »