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What Is DHEA? Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands in men and women. A hormone is a chemical produced in one part of the body that is carried to another part of the body where it has a specific effect. The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys. DHEA is the most common steroid in humans. It can be transformed in the body into testosterone (the primary male sex hormone), estrogen (an...
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Anabolic Steroids

I am HIV+ and am interested in taking steroids - how can I do this safely and legally? I have lipodystrophy from my meds and want to build up my body/muscles - please help me with this decision...Thanks,Elias Luna...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Use of anabolic steroids in patients who are stable with their HIV disease has not been shown to clearly and safely improve health. In some patients with low testosterone levels or who have been losing lean body mass anabolic steroids may be more... Read more »

Why do some docs prescribe steroids freely and others don't?

Hi Dr. HenryI've been HIV poz for 4 years now and healthy on Truvada and Intelence. I have hypogonadism and have been taking testosterone injection 1ml every 10 days. I started a work out program with a personal trainer 4 months ago to help...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is little data on long term safety of use of anabolic steroids and concerns about effects on lipids, liver, cardiac and other organ systems including increased risk for cancer and other conditions. For patients with stable weight doing well... Read more »

steroids as proactive treatment?

Hi Doc, I fired my hiv specialist and have an appointment with a new specialist this month.(he keeps missing his appointments with me due to scheduling and his response to my fatigue was "part of the disease"). I was on meds...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mr. I-luv-Italians (but too tired to care),I'm delighted that you:1.Are taking a proactive approach to your health by firing a physician who seems not to be fully vested in your care.2.Know that "part of the disease" is not an... Read more »

Anabolic Steroids

Doctors, Thanks in advance for all your wonderful work in these forms.... you've provided many answers to questions I've had along my journey.The reason I'm writing is because I've recently found out new information about...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
No I am not certain to what you refer. Is this research in HIV-positives? In Hiv-positives with wasting? What about concurrent exercise?And by the way, long-term use of anabolic steroids is not necessarily indicated. Use of these drugs has to... 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 »

Benefits of HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This is going to sound bizarre, but let me preface my note with the disclaimer that I'm taking an international health course and our challenge is to write a 10-15 page paper on a controversial topic. The topic I have chosen is definitely... Read more »

Benefits for Poz Vets

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me the benefits provided to HIV positive Veterans? Ikeep hearing that it all depends on when you contracted it, but I at least want to know what they are. Government web sites are not very helpful in explaining. Thanks alot!

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Benefits of Vitamins

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone out there who takes vitamins regularly and has HIV? Which do you take and has there been any proof of its benefits?

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