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HIV and Steroids/Growth Hormones
May 17, 2001

I have friend who has been on a medical cocktail for two years, and has been HIV positive for 8 years. He has begun injecting steroids as part of a weight-training program, in addition to injecting a muscle growth hormone as well. Is there any research as to what adverse effects can result and can both of these acutally excelerate the attack of the HIV virus? He is prone to mood swings, and even more so since beginning the injections.

Thanks.

Response from Dr. Feinberg

There are potential side effects from every medication, including Tylenol and aspirin. Neither growth hormone nor injectable steroids are known to accelerate HIV disease. Mood swings can be a reaction to steroid hormones. Steroids of the testosterone type can contribute to heart disease and to liver disease. Growth hormone most commonly causes joint and muscle aches.


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