Dr. Jose Narciso Melchor Sescon – president of the AIDS Society of the Philippines and current Chief of Clinics of Sta. Ana Hospital – answers all your HIV-related inquiries. For all your questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Is it safe for a PLHIV to take testosterone supplements (for overall muscle gain purposes)?
Appreciate your response.
Thanks for your letter.
But let me reiterate that there are a lot of considerations to be looked at by your personal doctor before he/she can prescribe supplements for you. This is because what is taken needs to be customized to the health needs of the patient since his/her HIV status is not the only concern. Your doctor also has to check blood levels, renal and liver issues, and so on.
As such, a face-to-face professional medical consultation is needed.