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Can Steroids Really Cause AIDS

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taking steroids when I am hiv

Hello,I am a 44 years old man living with hiv. I just found out a few months ago. I went to the doctors because i was losing so much weight. I found out I have hiv and my tcells are 300 now. I have lost about 40lbs and I am 6ft, 155 now from 195. I...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...I agree with your doctor. Stick to HIV treatment to control the infection and get your weight back. Read more »

Hiv, Chrons and Steroids

Hi, I thought I would give this a second shot. I have been HIV+ for nearly 20 years and I have... Read more »

HIV+/HBV Chronic can I take steroids

hi Barbara, I have been hiv+ and HBV Chronic for 8 years and started Truvada and Kaletra last year... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Steroids (Anabolic-Androgenic)

...before the typical adolescent growth spurt In addition, people who inject AAS run the added risk of contracting or transmitting HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, which causes serious damage to the liver. What Treatment Options Exist? There has been very... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

... Table of Contents What Is HIV? What Is AIDS? What Is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS? How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Do I Need to Get Tested for Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

... HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult Read more »
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Please Feedback on Wasting Question

Posted by willthink4food, 2 Replies
...enough to maintain what I have) Do you think it's right to have to have two doctors...? I mean the man is smart he is head of the HIV program at the University and I trusted everything he has said for almost three years and has not led me wrong... Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...From the Sunday January 6, 2008 New York Times Front Section CHICAGO John Holloway received a diagnosis of AIDS nearly two decades ago, when the disease was a speedy death sentence and treatment a distant dream. Yet at 59 he is alive, Read more »

Steroids for Bodybuilding

Posted by Chico, 4 Replies
...I have recently started on my hiv treatment and want to know if i can continue to take Winstrol Depot the steroid for my body building. I am fit and healthy but Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »