Can Steroids Cause Vaginal Bleeding

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Candidiasis, Vaginitis) Candidiasis is a very common vaginal infection caused by yeast (fungus). Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around your vagina, labia, or anal area. You may also have a thick, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge. HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat. You are more likely to experience yeast-related problems if you: Have low CD4 cell counts Take antibiotics,...
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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 in June. MY viral loads are undetectable, my liver functions back to normal and my T-cells are at 700. My Cholesterol is going up though and we're...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would definitely advise you NOT to take steroids!!!Steroids can cause reactivation of HBV infection and do harm to your liver. HBV "flares" are caused by a resurgence of virus Read more »


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 Read more »


what are bad things about steroids?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Steroids can be a very important part of medication therapy for patients.That said, steroids shouldn't be used without an understanding Read more »

Steroids and HIV medication

I'm thinking of using steroids to bulk up but i'm on meds, can you tell me if there is any potential danger i should worry about?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The long term safety of using anabolic steroids to add muscle mass is not well known or even studied despite wide spread promotion and use. There are safety concerns including Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...such as pharmacies. It is important to know that sharing a needle or syringe for any use, including skin popping and injecting steroids, can put one at risk for HIV and other blood-borne infections. For more information see " How can injection... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...being screened for HIV Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around the vagina, labia, or anal area and thick, curd-like vaginal discharge HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...most common ways HIV is passed from one person to another are: Re-using and sharing needles for injecting drugs (including steroids or hormones) Unprotected/unsafe sex (no condoms or other barrier devices) Mother-to-child (during... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...transformed in the body into testosterone (the primary male sex hormone), estrogen (an important female sex hormone), or other steroids. DHEA has not demonstrated the same effects as anabolic (muscle-building) steroids, but the Food and Drug... Read more »
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