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Can Anabolic Steroid Affect Hiv Results

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Anabolic Steroid Side Effects

Hi Doctor, I like the way you respond to questions, I hope you can help me with mine.I am a 41 y/o male living with HIV for 16 years, AIDS diagnosis in 1996 based on CD4 of 44, under control since, current CD4 350, VL <50. Since April 2000 on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You pose a question for which I don't have an exact answer, but since you comment that you like the way I respond to questions, I'll certainly give it a try.Your fatigue, like many of us with HIV, is most likely multifactorial. You... Read more »

When Should One Consider Anabolic Steroid Use?

Dear Nelson,Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my question! First, I'll give... Read more »

anabolic steroids and hiv

Hi from the uk nelson, I was a steroid user until august this year, doing cycles of mainly deca and... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic)

Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are synthetically produced variants of the naturally occurring male sex hormone testosterone. "Anabolic" refers to muscle-building, and "androgenic" refers to increased male sexual characteristics. "Steroids"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Steroid Can Restore Body Tissue in HIV-Positive People, Study Says

The oral anabolic steroid oxandrolone is effective in restoring muscle and fat tissue that many HIV-positive people lose, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters Health ... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Poster Session 42351: The Effects of Oxandralone on Body Weight and Composition in Patients with HIV-Associated Weight Loss

A variety of anabolic steroids are in use to help counteract the severe loss of body weight that effects many patients with advanced HIV disease. Studies have previously shown that HIV-related wasting causes the destruction of body cell mass (or... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Questions and Answers About Anabolic Steroids

What Are They? Anabolic steroids are drugs derived from the male hormone testosterone. They promote muscle growth and increase lean body mass. Although anabolic steroids have many approved medical uses, they are abused by some athletes and others... Read more »
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Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

will vitamins and Immune system booster affect hiv test results??

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
I have a quick question. I am going to get an hiv test done soon but I was wondering since I take a high dose of immune system boosters like vitamin c, zinc, and vitamin d as a supplement for healthy living, would this affect the outcome of my test... Read more »

Can Sulpiride affect the result of HIV antibody test?

Posted by character28, 2 Replies
Hi guys, do you have any information about this? Can it be possible that this antipsychotic alters the result of an HIV test? Is there actually any medicine that alters the result of an HIV test? I've asked this questions to the experts at TheBody... Read more »

Immuno suppressant drug affecting results?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I noted one anon msg(12/7/04,10.51am) on the possible inaccuracy of the HIV test when there is immunosuppressant drug used and that test should be conduct 6 months.
I have been reading this lively forum and now I am concerned for myself.
I have an... Read more »