Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Bhasin and colleagues1 reported that testosterone replacement therapy
or resistance training resulted in gains in body weight, muscle mass, strength,
and lean body mass in men infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
who have weight loss and low testosterone levels. However, the training protocol
does not reflect the scientific basis for effective resistance training.
Fontanarosa PB, Winett RA, Carpinelli RN. Exercise Regimens for Men With HIV. JAMA. 2000;284(2):175-176. doi:10.1001/jama.284.2.175