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!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

more face waste questions
May 16, 2000


Having tried a number of things to reverse my facial wasting...changing meds, injecting fascian, the riboflavin - co q 10 - l carnitine combo...all to no avail, im curious about the "oral diabetic" drugs ive seen mentioned in postings recently. can you name some names so that when i go in to my MD demanding a script i'll sound like i know what im talking about. my thanks to you very much.

Response from Dr. Henry

Metformin, Avandia (rosiglitazone) and Actos (pioglitazone) are being looked at (one drug -- Rezulin -- has been pulled from the marker for liver safety reasons). These are not ready for prime time and have real safety issues (esp liver). The ACTG may be looking at this later this year and Serono is planning a growth hormone study this year. Extremely tough and important problem now getting the attention is deserves. Keith Henry, M.D.

Effectiveness of Anadrol-50 for facial wasting
trebor again, answering your question, May 1

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



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 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