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Steroid users at risk of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C

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Steroid users at risk of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C

Men who inject anabolic steroids and tanning drugs are at higher risk of HIV and viral hepatitis, according to a landmark study from Public Health England (PHE) published in BMJ.

The use of image and performance enhancing drugs has grown substantially over the last twenty years, but the risk of exposure to blood borne viruses among those who inject drugs to change their body appearance or improve their performance has rarely been studied. More ....