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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Androgel

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Serostim pros and cons

What are the side effects and pros and cons of using Serostim? Also are there any drug or food interactionsthat you know of?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Pros: definite evidence that it will increase lean body mass while decreasing fat. Side effects not too bad (see below)Cons: very expensive therapy (>$1000 per week), must be given by injection, frequent (though fairly minor side effects like... Read more »

Pros & Cons From Not Taking Medications

I have recently tested HIV positive. I take no medication. What are the pros & cons of... Read more »

SEROSTIM: DO PROS OUT WEIGH CONS?

JUST STARTED ON SEROSTIM! DO THE PROS OF THIS DRUG OUTWEIGH THE CONS? I'M HAVING EXTREME... Read more »
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Seattle Treatment Education Project

AndroGel Offers New Option for Testosterone Replacement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on 2-29-2000 that AndroGel has been approved for use as a testosterone replacement therapy in men with low testosterone. AndroGel is a clear, colorless, topical gel that is applied to the shoulders,... Read more »
Centros Para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades

Directrices Provisionales Sobre el Uso de Medicamentos Antivirales en Pacientes Con Infección Por el Virus Nuevo de la Influenza Tipo A (H1N1) y en Personas Que Hayan Tenido Contacto Cercano Con Ellos

Resistencia antiviral Tratamiento antiviral para la nueva influenza (H1N1) Quimioprofilaxis antiviral contra la nueva influenza (H1N1) Uso de medicamentos antivirales para el control de brotes de la nueva influenza H1N1 Niños menores de 1... Read more »
Body Positive

Cumplir con el Tratamiento Mientras Cumple la Sentencia

¿Le pasó esto alguna vez? Se despertó en su celda con náuseas y decidió no tomar su dosis. Fue transferido de prisión pero sus medicamentos no fueron transferidos con usted. Se le terminaron los alimentos y no tenía comida para tomar sus... Read more »
TheBody.com

El VIH y Yo: Paso 3: Cómo contactar con otros para obtener apoyo

Tal como dijimos anteriormente, nadie debería enfrentarse a un diagnóstico de VIH solo. Por ello, no importa cuáles sean tus reservas, asegúrate de contactar con una comunidad de personas VIH positivas. Se trata de un paso clave para resolver... Read more »
Connect With Others

Como lidiar con mis padres sin que sea tragico?

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
Hola a todos mi nombre es Pablo tengo 30 aos y es la 1ra vez que escribo en esta seccion de espaol. Soy de una pequea ciudad del sur de Argentina.
Hace un mes atras recibi la noticia que soy HIV + y no voy a decir que me siento mal y bla bla bla... Read more »

from the pros

Posted by worried22yo, 2 Replies
Hey guys. Have a dr. apptmnt monday and may do a home access, what do u think? Oh and my fave guy om the Body wrote me, made me feel a lil better. check it out!!

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Fatigue/Current/Q96075.qna





Good luck to everyone! Read more »

Need help with testing from the pros

Posted by Anonymous
I had a recent exposure (unprotecd vaginal and oral) with a woman of unknown status. I want to get tested but I'm not sure which route to choose and how long to wait. I have talked with several testing facilities and my doctor and I'm still confused... Read more »

A theoretical risk for the pros

Posted by Anonymous
I keep seeing numbers indicating risks (like the .1-3% and .1-.3 percent and whatever) for infection, so I was wondering if anystudy had shown what would happen if someone accidentally injected themselves with around 1 cc of infected blood in a... Read more »