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'Fountain of youth in a bottle'

Drugs used to treat AIDS patients are being diverted onto a black market that serves professional athletes.

Updated: December 3, 2004, 1:46 PM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- On a lazy morning in the Castro District of downtown, two middle-aged men with shaved heads lean on the front counter at the local Gold's Gym, talking 'roids.

"I took testosterone," says one man, who works there. "Hated it. Made me too pumped up."

The other man, in sweats, laughs just a little. "Oh, that's the least powerful stuff you can take." He explains that he has grown far more muscular using human growth hormone.

They talk freely about their use of anabolic ...

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