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Occasional Cocaine Use And Meds

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hiv positive and steriods and occasional cocaine use

being hiv i aminto working out but i dont seem to get the best results so i will be taking steriods in small doses.and i do occasionally use cocaine.could this combo be neg. thanks...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no convincing evidence that occasional use of steroids or cocaine are linked to more rapid progression to AIDS in HIV+ persons. Steroids (I assume you mean anabolic steroids)may have other negative health consequences (liver, lipids) and... Read more »

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Is cocaine an inmunosupressor?!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was a heavy cocaine user for years, quit some weeks ago... I had a really high risk situation on Feb '05, with a HIV positive partner, and condom ripped off (really ripped off!!) found out really late... unprotected maybe for ten or more minutes,... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I WAS DOING COCAINE WITH A COUPLE ONE NIGHT AND THEY HANDED ME THE STRAW AFTER I DID A LINE I LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A
COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC... Read more »

cocaine

Posted by finallyfindigout, 1 Reply
Hi there,

I have posted in the past and want to thank you all for being so helpful and insightful... I'm back and need your help once more. I can't seem to shake the worry....

A few months ago I tried cocaine for the first time (something I will never... Read more »

Cocaine

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I snorted cocaine with a friend and I had a cold sore in my nose. when he passed me the straw i snorted and some blood went into my nose looked at the straw and it had a lot of blood inside. later i find out he is hiv + should i get tested? Read more »