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Low Testosterone? Don't Blame Your Meds

Low Testosterone? Don't Blame Your Meds

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Although many HIV-positive men experience reduced testosterone production, drop-offs in hormone production are not related to antiretroviral treatment, as had been suspected, researchers announced at the 15th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. A study of 296 HIV-positive men showed that while 17% had hypogonadism (low testosterone production), there was no connection between the condition and the use of anti-HIV meds, according to the researchers. The prime risk factor, they report, was increasing age.

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