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Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis (Includes Yeast Infections and Thrush) Cryptococcal Meningitis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? A fungus is a kind of germ. Many fungi (plural form of fungus) exist normally inand on our bodies, and in the surrounding environment, for example in soil,dust, food, water, and plants. Most fungi are...
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Anabolic Steroids for Fatigue

Mr. Molaghan: I am HIV negative but my lover is HIV positive. His doctor has recently given him anabolic steroids for his symptoms of treatment-related fatigue. It seems to me that this could be dangerous on a long term basis. Is there anything more...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
Hello. The use of anabolic steroids is becoming more widely accepted for treatment of HIV wasting syundrome. Also, the use of androgens (testosterone) is quite useful in treating fatigue related to hypogonadism (inadequate production of the male... Read more »

is the use of steroids to treat wasting and weight loss really safe in the long run?

I am posting this question again since whent the first time I submitted it when I hit send my computer went blooey! I have been hiv positive for about 9 or 10 years with one bout of PCP about 7 or 8 years ago. Recently I have been diagnosed with...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I'm very sorry to hear about your lymphoma, and I hope the chemotherapy goes as well as possible.The oxandrin did NOT cause your lymphoma, so banish this thought from your mind. As to whether you can still use the oxandrin, this is a question... Read more »

May anabolic steroids produce inmunesuppression?

Please Dr. Doc if you could clarify this doubt to me:May anabolic steroids produce inmunesuppression by increasing cortisol,if so, how is it possible that they are being used in hiv+ people.I would like to try some of them since I lossing muscular...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There are many different types of "steroids". Gluococorticoids are the ones that are immunosuppressive. The anabolic steroids are used to build muscle mass and have no effect on the immune system. Although they do actually increase red... Read more »

Steroids

I have a friend that has been diagnosed with hiv, and is on medication. truvada norivor and saquiniver as well as fuzeon. Are there are known complications with these with someone that is also takeing steroids to get bulky. He took the steroids...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Most steroids used for body building have not been thoroughly tested for their safety in those with HIV and on antiretroviral therapy. In addition, we do not know for all of these drugs what impact they might have on the drugs being used to treat... Read more »
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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 don't want the steroid to affect my resistance. Any body builders or Doc's help me out... Read more »

AIDS- 3rd leading cause of death

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS to Be 3rd Leading Cause of Death

The Associated Press

By MARIA CHENG

November 27, 2006

You can't put all your eggs in the abstinence basket

Within the next 25 years, AIDS is set to join heart disease and stroke as the top three causes of death... Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your Life
By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

While the global HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to rage, a small number of fringe groups have been aggressively promoting misinformation about AIDS. Some claim that... Read more »

So terry D what does cause AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous
You seem to think you know so much then what does cause AIDS if its not HIV?

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