Testosterone and hiv

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Avatar m tn It's been two years since my las hiv test and I'm pretty nervous. I'm going ahead and getting tested in a couple weeks. All this crap I see on the internet give a link to low testosterone which I do have. I am getting shots for treatment. I guess I wanna know if it can still be common for a guy under forty to have low testosterone. My doctor tells me the two are not linked but the Internet tells me they are.
Avatar m tn Thanks. I just got concerned since my doctor had me taking testosterone (mine was low) around time of event and for a couple of months after, and I didn't know if that could throw off my test results or time it takes to have detectable antibodies. I assume not and no reason for concern?
Avatar f tn You had no risk and were conclusively negative before you tested. Oral and masturbation are no risk since the virus is effectively dead in air and also in saliva. Condom is zero risk for obvious reasons. It is abnormal to test repeatedly for a disease that you have negative results for. Now that you know that all of the tests were pointless, it will be a phobia if you continue testing or worrying about HIV.
Avatar m tn In your case, the reduced testosterone levels are not related to HIV, and as you say this would happen after years of living with HIV. I beleive that your testosterone levels are unrelated. There are many factors that can have an impact on testosterone production and you shoud have it monitored and seek medical advice, especially if it is having an impact on your libido and erections.
Avatar f tn ve been to the doctor and have been tested for TB, HIV, thyroid function, diabetes, lymphoma and testosterone level (not sure why exactly) but they all came back negative and normal. I also have had the Mirena coil for the last 8 years and am on my second coil. I know it must be something hormonal and not sure if the testosterone test would have disproved this but I'm worried I am perimenopausal. If anyone could shed any light on this that would be great.
Avatar m tn ve had three tests come back negative so far, including one a month post-exposure, a rapid HIV test 1.5 months post exposure, and recently a PCR test - all negative. I'm going to see an Endocrinologist on Wednesday to see if there's another cause here. I guess my main concern is whether HIV could shut down my testosterone that quickly, within a month or two? I would have figured it couldn't cause hypogonadism until years down the line in a more advanced stage. Please help.
Avatar m tn Now i have low testosterone level(i have read that hiv positive men have low testosterone level).I have impotence and weak bladder.Please help me i want to have my life same as i hade it before incident hgappen 20 months ago. I havent been tested for herpes.
Avatar m tn I can confirm that there is no realistic chance that the testosterone vial or the needle were contaminated with HIV, and thus you could not have caught HIV from this event. But the rest is up to you. Anxiety generally does not resolve simply by hearing the facts of the case, and I suspect your worries about HIV, and your depression, will continue regardless of anything I can say.
Avatar m tn which i heard may casue due to HIV. Are they related. Also since last 2 days, i am feeling muscle aches, fatigue and mild sore throat.. are these due to anxiety or something i need to be concerned ?.. Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn Please also note that my steroid use did not revolve solely around testosterone but also included a wide arrangement of bodybuilding supplements and other non testosterone steroids that bulk you up. Like I said they all add muscle and include winstrol, trenbolone acetate, testosterone enanthate, stanozolol, and other bodybuilding anabolic steroids (not necessarily strictly testosterone).
Avatar m tn Dear Doctor, I would like to ask you if testosterone replacement therapy is considered immunosuppresive enough to give a false negative result on an HIV test- taken 8 weeks after a potential HIV sexual esposure? I'm currently taking 125cc per week/injectable (testosterone enanthate) and want to know if I can trust the results of what will hopefully be a negative HIV test results- when taken 8 weeks after a potetial exposure.
Avatar m tn I faxed him the results to this lab work and he wanted to recheck it in 4 weeks as he felt it might be viral. I am on Crestor, Linsoprosil, Omneprozole and Testosterone Inj for low testosterone syndrome. I have been under stress from quitting chewing and was not feeling well about a week before this blood test and gave myself a testosterone injection about 3-5 days before blood work.
Avatar m tn But long term use of testosterone and other steroids have transient effects and there is no scientific evidence that performance is enhanced. There is abuse liability so I would suggest you to follow up with a physician or endocrinologist for case to case prescriptions. Take care!
Avatar f tn Suboxone not only effects sex drive it effects Testosterone levels. There is a lot of misunderstanding of this out there. Viagra and Cialis without sex drive equals an erection that allows for sex but no satisfaction to the male if there is no drive. Low testosterone causes low sex drive and erectile dysfunction.
Avatar m tn Forgot to mention, both my 8 week and my 13 week HIV test were negative and had exactly the same cut-off value, being 0,15 (<1,00 being negative).
Avatar f tn Thankyou!
Avatar n tn The doctor checked my testosterone level due to and adverse affect of opiates, and I didnot have any. He put me on supplemental testosterone, but I have read it would come back naturally and taking supplements will stop the natural production of my testosterone. Anyone had this issue.
Avatar m tn I faxed him the results to this lab work and he wanted to recheck it in 4 weeks as he felt it might be viral. I am on Crestor, Linsoprosil, Omneprozole and Testosterone Inj for low testosterone syndrome. I have been under stress from quitting chewing and was not feeling well about a week before this blood test and gave myself a testosterone injection about 3-5 days before blood work.
919239 tn?1269394658 im in the same boat battled for years and years with anxiety and depression i finally found out last year my testosterone levels are at that of a 70 yr old im 32 not good...
484508 tn?1290010544 In depression and hypomanic state there is a depressed mood, disinterest in activities and also low testosterone can occur. Depression can occur due to reduced level of testosterone in the body. So, supplementation with testosterone might help you. Side effects of testosterone therapy if done in excess can lead to neoplasm’s in the genital organs, gonads. Kindly consult an endocrinologist in this regard. Take care.
Avatar n tn came across a low thyroid problem one year ago and now facing testosterone problems im at total of 304 and I am having sex problems too.I told my regular dr. About sayd it was all in my head tht everything was okay. I went to another place were they do hormone test and took my own list of test I wanted done im not gona lie there were like 20 test I wanted done amr they were just missing 2 tht ran me around $600... I still havent gone to get my results.... by the way im on armour thyroid 30mg.
Avatar f tn A few months ago for some reason I started getting concerned about HIV. Not one ever fully ejaculated in my mouth and at most some pre cum. I was rimmed by a couple of guys but only 3 or 4 during this time. Never had insertive or receptive anal, no drug use. I am very worried especially since it seems like I have the "symptoms". Some aching, pains at times under my arm, legs and back. I get mouth ulcers once or twice a year. Never remember having night sweats or high fever.
Avatar n tn The size is determined by the testosterone receptors which don’t change in number after puberty and thus taking any testosterone boosters is not going to affect the size of the penis. I sincerely hope I am able to address your query & hope that helps. Take care.
Avatar m tn I made an appointment with a Urologist a couple weeks ago because I have been having issues with maintaining an erection and one of the things that the doctor did was take some blood to check my testosterone levels. I am involved in a committed relationship and it has taken a tole on both of us for months. Back in 2007 I took testosterone (Steroids) for about 6-8 weeks. My testosterone level came back as 287 which is low for a man of any age.