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Low testosterone affecting immune response?

Hello,

I'm sorry to bother you again, but as I had my severe fatigue investigated, docs noted an abnormally low testosterone level (below lower range). Would this affect my immune system in such a way that I would have to retest beyond the 3 month point?

Thanks for your reply.
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Forgot to mention, both my 8 week and my 13 week HIV test were negative and had exactly the same cut-off value, being 0,15 (<1,00 being negative).
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13 weeks is fully conclusive--you don't have HIV.
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply but I have received feedback from my doctor.
I have both testosterone and growth hormone deficiency, soon to be treated though, both explaining my severe fatigue and exercise intolerance.
I have received my 13 week negative after a broken condom (with a prostitute who also does bare) and severe fatigue (and depression) following. Do I have to retest after 6 months because of these deficiencies possibly affecting my immune response?

Thanks.
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No you do not need any further testing.

http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Resources/pmtct-care/docs/TM/Module_6TM.pdf
Page 11
#4
  In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure. Persons at high risk who initially test negative should be retested 3 months after exposure to confirm results
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Thanks Teak.
Will put it behind me now and focus on the recovery from my other health issues.
Regards from Belgium.
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