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What Are The Dangers Of Testosterone

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testosterone benefits vs. dangers

Hi, I looked through the archives and I don't think I'm repeating covered ground, so here goes: I'm HIV+ and have asked my doctor (an HIV specialist) about going on testosterone therapy to give me more sex drive, energy, and keep...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Many doctors are reluctant to prescribe testosterone or anabolic steroids because of the potential for abuse and for adverse effects. In HIV+ men many studies have confirmed a fairly high preponderance of hypogonadism as demonstrated by low... Read more »

testosterone shop

Is there any danger of taking a testosterone shot... Read more »

testosterone

I was wondering if testosterone is dangerous for me a n HIV+ person NO complications so otherwise... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Use of Testosterone in AIDS Wasting Syndrome

AIDS Clinical Care (04/99) Vol. 11, No. 4, P. 25; Corcoran, Colleen; Grinspoon, Steven The use of testosterone may help in staving off AIDS wasting syndrome (AWS), according to recent data. Studies have indicated that testosterone levels are low in... Read more »
The Endocrine Society

Endocrine Society Calls for Medicare Coverage of DXA Bone Density Testing to Be Extended to Men With Testosterone Deficiency

Chevy Chase, Md. -- Hypogonadism, also known as testosterone deficiency, affects 4-5 million men in the United States placing them at risk for developing osteoporosis. Despite the clear association of testosterone deficiency with low bone density... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Testosterone: A Man's Guide: Practical Tips for Boosting Physical, Mental and Sexual Vitality by Nelson Vergel

This is the second edition of a book by the U.S. activist Nelson Vergel. It is a users guide to testosterone by an HIV positive man who has researched the subject over many years for his own care. The non-technical sections include helpful tips... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Testosterone: A Man's Guide

HIV health and treatment advocate Nelson Vergel's new book, Testosterone: A Man's Guide -- Practical Tips for Boosting Physical, Mental and Sexual Vitality , is now available. Vergel, who is living with AIDS, is a highly knowledgeable, long-time... Read more »
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DENIALISTS - A DANGEROUS GAME

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
Sally, wana play?

Table for one please.. As far out of sight the better.... Read more »

a dangerous touch

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
To be short, a sex worker touch me on my neck. My neck was shaved half an hour ago when I had my hair cut.

If the sex worker had just finished her job for a client and her hand was contaminated with the man's semen, and the sex worker dose not clean... Read more »

HeteroSex is DANGEROUS!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
For all those who continually say heterosex is not as dangerous for a man.. Here is a posting from JAMA HIV/AIDS

The rate of male-to-female transmission was not significantly different from the rate of female-to-male transmission (12.0 per 100... Read more »

Spit dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I feel this is a stupid question, but a healthcare worker at a local hiv clinic scared me. I have a friend who is hiv+ and recently he spit in my face (accidentily) and it got into my eyes. He's not on any meds. The healthcare worker said that I... Read more »