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Does the Choice of alpha-AAS Really Make a Difference?

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Does the Choice of alpha-AAS Really Make a Difference?

C Mutzebaugh. HIV Hotline.

Abstract

AIDS: A comparison of the four most common types of 17 alpha-alkylated anabolic-androgenic steroids (alpha-AAS) indicates that all are effective, all have some risk of liver toxicity, and each needs to be administered properly. Higher doses of 17alpha-AAS, together with other lifestyle and chemical factors, may produce a greater chance for liver toxicity, but overall the risk of adverse hepatic function is lower than believed. The use of alpha-AAS for treating AIDS Wasting Syndrome may be a viable option if appropriate dosing is used. Patients should be monitored and tested regularly.

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