Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Managing Side Effects of HIV TreatmentManaging Side Effects of HIV Treatment
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


alternative HIV lipodystrophy treatments
Mar 11, 2002

I read a lot about various treatments for HIV related lipodystrophy and lipoatrophy. Some of these include Human Growth Hormone and insulin regulators. I've also noticed that a lot of bodybuilders use similar products, some of which are available over the counter in health food stores, or through websites. Do you know if products like HGH secretagogues (MHP Secretagogue-One, HGH Dopa 400, etc.) or phytoinsulin formulas (Insulene, Glycemet IGF) have been tried as lypodystrophy/lipoatrophy treatments? If so, to what effect? Is there any harm in trying them?

Response from Dr. Henry

To my knowledge those substances have not been formally studied in the context of HIV-related lipodystrophy. They amount if information available on many of those products in the scientific literature is often limited. There are legitimate safety concerns (such as drug interactions with the protease inhibitors). If you are interested in a particular product you should discuss with your HIV doc and be monitored for any new good/bad effects if you decide to try the product. KH



Previous
Using FiberCon to Prevent PI Side Effects
Next
What is this #'s based on?

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement