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HCG and Genotropin for Growth

I currently use 200 mg testosterone IM once a week and 200 mg deca-durabolin IM every other week. I've regained 35 pounds, 11 pounds of which are lean muscle mass, since last October, after losing the weight from a sudden onset of borderline diabetes...

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DOES TESTOSTERONE THERAPY LOSE IT'S EFFECT?

I have been on testosterone therapy (100mg/week)for about a year now and it dramatically improved my weight, ability to exercise, sense of well being/mood - in short it made me a new man again. But for several weeks now I have felt the effect seems t...

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Please help

Dear Dr. 3 years ago I had sex with a female sex worker, 3 weeks later I got ARS for about 4 weeks.I started taking the eliza for HIV 1-2 every month all the way to month 20 including a viral load and a western blot all the test were negative.Unfortu...

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30 OR MORE HIV TESTS..what next..

Dear Sir, thanks for helping me in advance. I know you stay very busy. I had like 30 ELISA including the RNA-DNA Ultras', P-24, HIV-2 Essay, standard blood exams, thyroid exam, and ALL the common STD's that are tested at city health Dept's, all throu...

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obestity and the industrial revolution

Do you think that the industrial revolution has any part in America's obesity problem? Why or why not? I'd appreciate if you had your research sited.

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What about Marinol?

I am thinking of running the suggestion to my Doc that we try Marinol for a weight gain of 15 lbs. I have tried Megace in the past to no avail. I once weighed 156 and now I am down to 141. Doing weel on HAART, (viral load <50 2 years) CD4 could be h...

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am i wasting from HIV?

i had a relationship that lasted about 1 1/2 years, which consisted mostly of deep kissing; however, on one occasion i bit her lower lip--though i don't think i drew blood, and on another occasion i fondled her genitals very briefly. This has been ch...

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Not Diarrhea...loose stool??

I have had AIDS since 1995, positive since 1986. I took no drugs for HIV until 1995. After starting Crixivan in 1996 I first started to notice wasting and lipodystrophy, especially in the face. Im not on Crixivan now, but the lipo effects remain. I...

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Acidophilus - how to use

I would like to start taking this supplement to see if it helps digestive problems with Viracept, 3TC, 4DT. The versions I find explicitly say to take on an empty stomach 1/2 hour before or after meals. Most others I've found trying to order on the I...

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EXERCISE AND FATIGUE

Hello Docs; I was diagnosed a year ago with a VL of >110,000 and a Cd4 of 85/9%. Started on Combivir/Viracept couldn't supress VL below 1200. Changed to Viracept, Ziagen, Epivir and Zerrit. VL now <35 Cd4 320/15%. No OI's or other Medical Probs. Now...