“Steroids? Not in My Game Plan” Because They Cause AIDS

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows that the federal government still know how to use scare tactics in their antidrug public service announcements.

A recent ad campaign entitled “Steroids? Not in my game plan” linked anabolic steroids to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Steroids? Not i my game plan. How about you?

Succeding without steroids is about being true to myself. It’s about making a commitment to my body and my life. It’s about knowing the risks of steroid use… and refusing to take them. Acne, balness, stunted growth, even risk of HIV – these are not a part of my game plan. How about you?

Keep your body healthy. Don’t use drugs?

Of course, anabolic steroids themselves do not cause HIV infection. While it is possible that HIV transmission when dirty needles are shared by an individual infected with HIV, this practice is not generally considered something that occurs among steroid users.

The campaign makes the erroneous assumption that patterns of steroid use and similar to patterns of use among heroin, cocaine and amphetamine addicts who inject drugs and are more likely to share needles.

There is not a single documented case of HIV transmission among anabolic steroids users.

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About Millard Baker

Millard Baker writes about anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs and their use and impact in sport and society. He discusses the medical and non-medical uses of anabolic-androgenic steroids while advocating a harm reduction approach to steroid education.


  1. who writes these anti roid ads can they really be so misinformed.