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Growth hormone (from Brazil).
Sep 24, 2005

Im not currentlly on HAART, VL 31,900, CD4 480. I would like to take growth hormone in order to increase my muscular mass. Do you think this will be beneficial to the improvement of my CD4? What are the odds?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Growth hormone will certainly increase your muscle mass (at the expense of your peripheral body fat), though is rather expensive and can cause significant side effects at full dose.

A recent ACTG 5174 study authored by the very well-respected Kimberly Smith showed that lower dose human growth hormone is also associated with increases in CD4 cell counts. The extent to which this increase translates to clinical benefit remains to be elucidated.

I hope this helps, BY

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