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Thyroid Hormone Interaction With Hypogonadism

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secondary hypogonadism treatment

Hello Dr. I have a question: I am currently HIV patients CD4 values 450 and viral load below 20 copies, my treatment is Epzicom and raltegravir.I was recently diagnosed with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (low levels of FSH, LH, testosterone,...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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Program for Wellness Restoration
Letrozole (Femara) is the chemical name of Novartis selective third generation aromatase inhibitor. Other older aromatase inhibitors include Arimidex (anastrazole), Clomid (clomiphe) and Nolvadex (tamoxifen). Letrozole has a stonger afinity to the... Read more »

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

My doctor has advised me that my thyroid stimulating hormone is borderline high and will have to be... Read more »

Is hormone therapy right for me?

Dear Doctor Rob,I'm 26 years old. I am living with HIV; fourth anniversary of my diagnosis... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and Hormones

Introduction The Endocrine System How Do Hormones Work? Hormones and HIV/AIDS Sex Hormones Men Women Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women Conclusion Selected Sources Introduction The term "hormone" broadly refers to any type of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

How to Thwart a Thyroid Problem

Hundreds of millions of people around the world have one. As do roughly one out of every 10 Canadians -- although half of us aren't aware of it. We're talking about thyroid problems. A thyroid problem can be so unobtrusive that you don't even... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Diagnosis and Treatment of Endocrine Disorders in the HIV-Infected Patient

Disturbances of adrenal, thyroid, growth hormone, and gonadal function are commonly seen in HIV disease and may contribute to the loss of muscle and lean body mass in advanced HIV disease. Increasingly, anabolic hormonal therapies are being... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Transgender People, Hormonal Therapy and HIV Treatment Interaction

"More than 25 years after the first report of AIDS, the disease continues to affect the [men who have sex with men] population more than any other in the United States," according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity... Read more »
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Posted by jiffyp20, 5 Replies
Hi everyone,been laying low since I found out I'm HIV+ I'm not on any HIV meds yet, just thyroid and zoloft but I feel like crap all of the time. No matter what I do, how much or little sleep etc, I still feel like crap all the time, all I want... Read more »

Should I be worried?

Posted by Foster, 4 Replies
Should I be worried?

Oct 18, 2004 Lab
CD4/T-4 864
VL 27,900

Dec 14, 2004 Lab
CD4/T-4 770
VL 39,800

The Nurse Practioner says not to worry, but I do a little!!

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lab questions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
on the test results for hiv does anyone know what the t-4 free is and the range being in between .8-1.8 ng/dl mean...and tsh .40- 5.50 mIU/L .....if my test at 4 weeks was 1.3 and 3.54 do u think im going to still be negative at 12 weeks just asking Read more »