In contrast, Julio Collazos, ., of Hospital de Galdakao in Vizcaya and colleagues reported in the April 12, 2002 issue of AIDS that in a study of nearly 200 clinically stable HIV-positive men (average CD4 cell count 451 cells/mm 3 ; 64% with undetectable viral load ), most subjects had testosterone levels within the normal range. Men receiving no anti-HIV therapy had the lowest testosterone, while those using a regimen combining three classes of antiretroviral drugs had the highest levels. Among the 15 men who had both pre- and post-treatment testosterone measurements, levels increased after starting HAART. But because testosterone levels normally begin to decline around age 40 (a phenomenon known as "andropause"), the beneficial effects of HAART on hypogonadism may be offset as treatment enables HIV-positive men to live to older ages.
===Name of drug=== *Will be capitalized if it is a trade name (brand name) or uncapitalized if it is a generic name. *Two trade names that are nearly identical (eg Adalat PA and Adalat XL) need not have separate entries unless there is a particular reason for doing so. *Names will be listed alphabetically and broken into an appropriate number of pages (with 200-500??? items per page) Peg-Intron is the correct spelling that you have listed as Pegetron for pegylated interferaon alfa2b made by schering plough and marketed in the US for HCV
Agranulocytosis occurs in approximately % to % of patients and is a potentially life-threatening side effect of Propylthiouracil therapy. Agranulocytosis typically occurs within the first 3 months of therapy. Patients should be instructed to immediately report any symptoms suggestive of agranulocytosis, such as fever or sore throat. Leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and aplastic anemia (pancytopenia) may also occur. Propylthiouracil should be discontinued if agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia (pancytopenia), ANCA-positive vasculitis, hepatitis, interstitial pneumonitis, fever, or exfoliative dermatitis is suspected, and the patient's bone marrow indices should be obtained.