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Why Does Testim Smell

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Testim by Auxilium

Has Testim been approved for treatment in HIV? Is this similar to Androgel? What can you tell me about either one? ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
No, like Androgel (the other testosterone gel in the market), Testim is approved for the treatment of hypogonadism (low blood levels of testosterone). It seems to be cheaper and 30 % better absorbed than Androgel, per manufacturer's claims. It... Read more »

Testim1% 5gms or AndroGel 1% 5gms

which works better I am 62 years old and started with Testim 1% 5 gm but my insurance sill only pay... Read more »


Nelson,My doc prescribed me testim 1 at one pack a day. My test levels are arond 700 but my... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Smell the Coffee!

Family, friends, jobs, and drugs were a huge part of my life -- and then came my HIV diagnosis in 1990 at the age of 51. I had developed a serious case of diarrhea that had gone on for two and a half months. I visited four different hospitals, but... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

If It Smells Like Fish, That Cat's Not Right

As a youth peer advocate for Circle of Care in Alameda County -- home of Oakland, California and across the bay from San Francisco -- Lizette Green goes into high school classes to educate teens about the prevention of HIV and other sexually... Read more »

News & Views: The Once and Future HIV; HIV on the Screen; Smells Like Teen Spirit; and More

HIV News & Views, June 26, 2014 - June 26, 2014 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, While writing this week's News &... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indonesia Enlists Smelly Fruit Scented Condoms in AIDS Fight

The AIDS group DKT Indonesia has begun selling condoms that smell like durian, a spiky local fruit. While foreigners compare the fruit's odor to stale cheese, old gym shoes or a gas leak, many Asians like it. The new condom's reception has "been... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone experienced this with antivirals and any suggestions to overcome.Besides massive balding(i have a wig)there's NO HOPE on this one.What about a really weird odor coming from your skin(pores)it smells EXACTLY like burnt rubber.When I work... Read more »

Strange smell from the vagina

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
A year ago I had some unprotected intercourses, and after that I feel an strange discharge( sometimes it burns, sometimes it has an strange odor in it coming from the cervix, sometimes I have no fluid ). I had done two pap-smears, and a cultive and... Read more »

Questions: Smell and taste..can just a week of meds make one feel better?

Posted by mom2w, 2 Replies

I am new. I just posted today July, 23, 2013 in the "My Loved One has HIV/AIDS.

I'll note again, my son, called W, is aware I have joined this group and will be will be joining. In the meantime, he asked me to contact you with some questions. His... Read more »

RE: Kimberly Howard

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear All (Especially John in London),

Well as the saying goes....if it looks like sh1t and it smells like sh1t then it's sh1t. Well this story is no different. I've spoken to Kimberly Howard by phone. At the time she was experiencing symptoms she... Read more »