Erectile Dysfunction Is More Common in Young to Middle-Aged HIV-Infected Men than in HIV-Uninfected Men

The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 05/01/2012

The study demonstrates a clear association between erectile dysfunction (ED) and HIV infection, after adjusting for age and BMI. Other than HIV infection, hypogonadism was associated with ED. In addition, the prevalence of ED was higher in HIV–infected men than in HIV–uninfected men, in all decades of age. The early onset of ED in HIV–infected men could be considered a peculiar clinical hallmark of HIV and confirms precocious aging in these patients. ED should be of concern to clinicians when managing HIV–infected men even if the latter are young or middle aged.

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