Nov 11, 2007
I have been reading positive articles on Tesamorelin(growth-hormone realising factor) for treating fat gain in the tummy. The med is in Phase 3 trials-If all goes well,how soon do you think this drug may be available-any educated guesses? my tummy is bulging,butt disappearing-my underwear would stay up-HMMM-I wonder if there is something that will come along to add to my misiery-I have experienced every side effect-whoppeee
| Response from Dr. Henry
Growth hormone releasing factor has shown modest short term benefit to decrease intra-abdominal fat in the setting of treated HIV infection. It has to be injected and effectiveness beyond 1 year (improvements tend to revert after stopping) has not been well studied. The cost has not been determined. It may have fewer side effects than growth hormone. KH
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