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Fatigue

...your bone marrow caused by anti-HIV medications or vitamin deficiencies, or by a low level of the hormone erythropoietin which helps make red blood cells. Low hormone levels . Especially in men, low levels of the sex hormone testosterone can cause fatigue and lack of interest in sex and other normal activities. Low levels of other important hormones such as DHEA (see Fact Sheet 724 ), cortisol or thyroid can cause similar problems. Hormone...
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Increased breast size in men- Can surgery take care of that?

I plan to have the surgery but am concerned that it will return and I will need surgery again down the road? Should I take an estrogen blocker afterwards to prevent return of this horrid condition or is that unnecessary? Thanks for your time in...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...If the surgeon removes all breast gland tissue, it should not return again. But if you are using testosterone, it is a good thing to keep your estradiol down even after complete removal of your breast tissue. High estradiol in men can Read more »

use of testosterone

I was recently diagnosed as having Lymphoma and have been using testosterone gel. This has kept my test.level in the high-normal range. I noticed in the packet information that testosterone shouldn't be used with certain types of cancers. Should I...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Testosterone gel is quite safe in the setting of lymphoma. Do not hesitate to use the gel as it produces real benefits (increases in lean Read more »

Serostim/Belly Lipo/Facial wasting

DrIs serostim still suggested for those with belly lipo? I have facial wasting too and refused serostim once before after reading side effects.Recently started testosterone injections which I understand will make facial wasting worse!Have read...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...may also be effective for fat increases with possibly less side effects but long term data is lacking for the product as well. Testosterone does not generally help reduce fat loss and may make it worse. KH Read more »

Looking for a way to boost my natural testosterone production

I have been poz for over 15 years, am on sustivia,and Epzicom. My health has always been great, and I am 41 and in very good shape. However I just do not have the energy or sex drive or sensation I had just 5 or 6 years ago. My health is very well...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,First off, I agree you shouldn't take supplemental testosterone if you are not hypogonadal. However, merely having a total testosterone level that falls into the "normal" range is not sufficient Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Warning on Body Building Products Marketed as Containing Steroids or Steroid-Like Substances

...products are often marketed as being anabolic (promoting muscle building) and/or being similar to anabolic steroids (such as testosterone). The products included in the warning letter to American Cellular Laboratories Inc. provide a few examples... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

... The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers of two prescription topical testosterone gel products, AndroGel 1% and Testim 1%, to include a boxed warning on the products' labels after receiving reports of adverse Read more »
The Well Project

How to Read a Package Insert

...following sections appear: Description Microbiology and Clinical Pharmacology Indications and Usage Contraindications Warnings Precautions Adverse Reactions Overdosage Dosage and Administration How Supplied Package inserts for some... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Check It Out Read more »
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A warning to all women

Posted by capri75, 2 Replies
Just to let you know that there are scammers on HIV+ dating sites. They know how vulnerable we are and they are ready to attack as quick as they can. They will tell you how much they love you and wanting to marry you as in yesterday. They would also... Read more »

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A bitter lesson and a warning from Malawi

Posted by Deceived, 2 Replies
...you have any connection with Malawi or know anyone going there on holiday, as a volunteer (as I was) or for any reason, please warn them about this man. I dont want any other woman to suffer the way I have. Unfortunately, it seems we are unable... Read more »

WARNING FROM JS!!

Posted by AnomJS, 3 Replies
Js is a very nice guy. YOU ARE MAKING ME MAD. PLEASE, PLEASE, STOP WITH THIS 3vs.6 CRAP. YOU ARE TAKING UP SPACE ON THE BOARD. STOP, STOP, STOP!!!! If it makes you feel better test agian at 6 months ok. Stop posting all these percentages. You are... Read more »