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Offline Tar Heel

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« on: January 02, 2011, 07:04:16 PM »
I'm a 46yo male.  Infected May 05, diagnosed June 05.  Started meds in June 09 when doc decided it was time with vl at 42K and cd4 of 300.

Started Artipla in June 09.  vl immediately whent to non detectable.  cd4 slowly climbing.

less energy now.  no sex drive

should i ask doc to check Testosterone level??
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Offline Buckmark

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 09:10:53 PM »
Low sex drive seems to be a common problem these days.  This has been a recent topic of discussion in another thread, so I suggest you read through some of the responses there. 


I recommend talking to your doctor about your low sex drive and low energy.   He'll probably recommend several tests, including testosterone, thyroid, and a few others.  Good diet and exercise contribute to sex drive.  And you should probably be screened for depression too -- low sex drive is one common manifestation of depression.


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Offline woodshere

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 09:32:00 PM »
can't comment on the testoserone.  but henry mentioned the thyroid.  I suffer from underactive thyroid and it definitely affects my energy level.  something to consider.
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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011, 05:38:30 AM »
yes, check for testosterone, depression, medication, and the list goes on.

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Offline mecch

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Re: Testosterone
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2011, 06:36:43 AM »
Sure have them test testosterone among other things like depression and your diet and exercise.
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