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Hiv And Steroids

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HIV and Steroids/Growth Hormones

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...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
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... Read more »

HepB/HIV and anabolic steroids

I am 30 years old, professional model and athlete. I was diagnosed with HIV 5 years ago and HepB... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Elevated Prevalence of HIV and Viral Hepatitis in Men Injecting Anabolic Steroids

According to Dr. Vivian Hope of Public Health England, the injection of image-and performance-enhancing drugs is rising in England and Wales, and his research indicates that this use of injection may also be a route for men to acquire blood-borne... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Anabolics, Exercise, Nutrition, Supplements: New Book Available

Built to Survive , by AIDS treatment advocates Michael Mooney and Nelson Vergel, covering anabolic steroids, exercise, nutrition, and popular supplements (especially for preventing or treating HIV-related wasting), was published February 2000.... 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 »
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 »
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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 »


Posted by Anonymous
Could anybody give me some information about cycles of steroids. I would like to put on weight, and I think this is the only way.

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i hope i am just being paranoid

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all....

i have gotten sick more than usual these past five months. i first had a sinusinfection that moved to my tooks antibiotics, then steroids to get rid of it...a month later...i got a cough, warm feeling, and later diahrea... Read more »

are you Canadian and have HIV/AIDS?

Posted by Scott_W
Click below to check it out and hopefully join.

The one thing we really seem to be lacking in Canada is an organized, relevant source (to Canadians) of information. I'm hoping this will eventually become just... Read more »