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Int J STD AIDS. 2001 Mar;12(3):141-4.

The use of anabolic agents in HIV disease.

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Yonkers General Hospital, Yonkers, New York, USA. marcandgayle@msn.com

Abstract

Anabolic steroids are synthetic analogues of the natural androgenic 'male' hormone called testosterone that is produced primarily in the testes in males and in the ovaries in females. Anabolic steroids and other agents are fast becoming part of the standard of care for HIV disease, gaining acceptance in reversing loss of lean body mass, increasing muscle strength, improving sexual functioning and appetite and creating a general sense of well-being. This article will review commonly prescribed anabolic agents, discuss potential side effects and contraindications.

PMID:
11231865
DOI:
10.1258/0956462011916893
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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