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Author Topic: Reduced Sex Drive  (Read 872 times)

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Offline NLEWLAD

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Reduced Sex Drive
« on: October 23, 2008, 03:46:09 PM »
Hey all,

I used to be a rampant rabbit  a year ago,  this year since finding out i am poz

i have gone from a rampant rabbit who had lots of sex to a slow slug which has hardly any sex

will this phase pass?

Simon - Location Manchester England
Negative test 10/11/07
Tested poz 28/12/07
Confirmed WB 07/01/08
Sero-converted Late December 07

Date        CD4            %              VL

7/01/08   1273 :)      N/A       100,232
24/01/08   755 :(      42%         4,010
13/2/08     922 :)      45%       78,234
09/04/08   652 :(      38%       36,604
05/05/08   936 :)      39%       38,952
07/07/08   844 :)      34%       24,000
12/11/08   753 :(      31%       45,600
no meds yet:)

Offline Moffie65

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Re: Reduced Sex Drive
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 04:14:22 PM »
NLEWLAD,

You ask a really good question!

For many of us, myself included, the amount of sexual activity varies depending on life experiences of the time.  The early years, one must come into the complete acceptance and understanding how both important, and unimportant HIV is to our wellbeing. 

First off, we spend a lot of time coming to accept our bug, and to simply place it in its' proper importance.  With those realizations, we slowly become comfortable with our bodies in the condition we have been given, and move on with our sex life.  There are so many factors, including the feeling of being contaminated, fear of passing it on, focus changes that make us think about our life journey and so many other things that slam us in the first couple of years.  This is perfectly normal and isn't any different for someone hearing they have cancer or any other life threatening disease. 

Will it Pass?????????

Well, that I can assure you will come.  However, you are going to be the one that determines whether or not it will be sooner or later.  What we eat, the amount of drugs we use, including HIV meds, the amount of sleep we get, how much alcohol we drink, how much water we drink daily and so on and so on.  I don't know what the consensus is on this site, but most of those I know with HIV are well adapted and having pretty good sex lives. 

Thanks for letting me share.
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline BassMan

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Re: Reduced Sex Drive
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 05:37:50 PM »
Hey all,

I used to be a rampant rabbit  a year ago,  this year since finding out i am poz
i have gone from a rampant rabbit who had lots of sex to a slow slug which has hardly any sex

Same thing happened to me in the first year or so.

will this phase pass?

Well, it did for me!  ;)

Moffie has it right. It's still only been a year; give it time and I'm sure you'll be just fine.

Carl,
Manchester, UK
Diagnosed December 2002
CD4 810 VL 750,000

Started meds October 2004
CD4 405 VL >100,000

Latest Results: October 2009
CD4 888 38%, VL undetectable
on fosamprenavir/ritonavir & Truvada

VL undetectable since November 2005

Offline Joe K

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Re: Reduced Sex Drive
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 05:58:51 PM »
You may have low testosterone and if you do, you may find that testosterone-replacement therapy, can work for you.  You also want to be careful, so your doctor understands that some of us, need much higher levels of testosterone to function properly.  I use Androgel patches and they work very well and are covered under most insurance plans.

 


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