Friday, September 13, 2013

HIV and hepatitis risk for steroid users

HIV and hepatitis risk for steroid users

People who inject anabolic steroids and tanning drugs are at a higher risk of HIV and viral hepatitis, a study from Public Health England (PHE) has revealed.

Published in BMJ Open, the study found that one in 18 injectors have been exposed to hepatitis C (hep C), one in 11 have been exposed to hepatitis B (hep B) and one in 15 have HIV.

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