People who inject steroids are more at-risk of hep C

One in 10 men who inject themselves with anabolic steroids or tanning drugs have been exposed to hepatitis C, hepatitis B or HIV, a new study by Public Health England (PHE) and Liverpool John Moores University.

The use of image and performance-enhancing drugs has expanded rapidly in the past two decades. Until now the issue has not been widely studied but the study suggests a clear need for greater awareness of the associated risks.

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