A review of hypogonadism and erectile dysfunction among HIV-infected men during the pre- and post-HAART eras: Diagnosis, pathogenesis, and management

Nancy F. Crum, Kari J. Furtek, Patrick E. Olson, Christopher L. Amling, Mark R. Wallace

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Hypogonadism and erectile dysfunction (ED) appear to be more common among men infected with HIV compared to age-matched men within the general U.S. population. HIV providers should consider these conditions and utilize standardized evaluation and diagnostic criteria. Treatment of both hypogonadism and ED increases sexual function and quality of life; testosterone supplementation in the setting of hypogonadism may also improve lean body mass, mental status, and anemia. We review the epidemiology, diagnosis, pathogenesis, and treatment options of both hypogonadism and ED among HIV-infected men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-671
Number of pages17
JournalAIDS Patient Care and STDs
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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