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Can A Person With HIV Take Egrifta

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Tesamorelin

... Brand Name: Egrifta Other Name(s): TH9507 Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Tesamorelin, also known as TH9507, is a type of medicine called a growth hormone-releasing factor (GHRF). GHRF causes growth hormone to be created
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What is the big deal with Tesamorelin?

I was a participant in a phase III trial for Tesamorelin. I did receive the drug for the 1st half of the trial and placebo for the 2nd half. Both according to my own experience and reports from the makers of the product, as well as in discussion...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...two injections a day, which may be an issue for most of us (remember Fuzeon?). Both drugs seem to their effect reverse when people get off them. It is too bad that insurance companies and Medicare do not pay for exercise training instead (it... Read more »

Question about Oxandrin

I am wondering if (in addition to Androgel,5 g once daily)adding Oxandrin to my regimen might help getting my body back in shape. I have developed a "pregnant like" stomach. I do not exercise regularly, I swim when I am feeling up to it. Also might...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...label for people with belly problems, but as I said, the data is very limited on tis use.A new daily injectable product called Egrifta will probably be approved soon by the FDA to reduce belly fat related to HIV lipodystrophy. So, be on the look... Read more »

Please Help!

I am at my wits end and need some advice for a problem which is really starting to get me down big time.I am currently on Atripla and have been for a few years, and since starting this med i noticed in 1 year iI had put on 14lbs - my weight has now...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...three to four times a week until you sweat. No sweat, no fat loss. Exercise has been shown to decrease the bloat and fat mass in people who have gained weight after starting HAART.3- Switching to another HIV combo may not help most, so I would... Read more »

Time to change Meds

I am 22 years positive and started meds 10 years after initial diagnose. I cannot take the side effects of my meds and need some advice on other choices of drugs to take. This way I can do my research before seeing my doctor in Aug 2010. I am...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...about to be launched in the next few months for the reduction of fat buildup associated with HIV lipodystrophy. It is called Egrifta and it is a growth hormone releasing hormone daily injection under the skin. Keep an eye open in this web site... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Egrifta for Treatment of Lipodystrophy in People With HIV

... On November 10, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration approved Egrifta (tesamorelin) to treat HIV patients with lipodystrophy, a condition in which excess fat develops in different areas of the body, most notably Read more »
The Body

A Closer Look at Egrifta, a Newly Approved Treatment for HIV-Associated Belly Fat Gain (Lipohypertrophy)

...lipohypertrophy, can do about it. On Nov. 10, a new option was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Its name is Egrifta, known generically as tesamorelin. It is the first drug approved specifically for use by HIV-positive... Read more »
The Body

FDA Decision on Egrifta (Tesamorelin) Delayed Until Fall

...recommendation appeared to put Egrifta firmly on track to become the first approved treatment for lipohypertrophy (unusual fat gain) in people with HIV. It was widely expected that July 27 would be the big day, but it came and went with no... Read more »
Journal Watch

Tesamorelin Is Approved

... This just in from the FDA : The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Egrifta (tesamorelin) to treat HIV patients with lipodystrophy, a condition in which excess fat develops in different areas of the body, Read more »
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Egrifta tesamorelin, is it available?

Posted by artnut, 2 Replies
...Positively Aware has an article (July/August 2010)on the FDA approving Egrifta for the treatment of belly fat. Is it available? Has anyone had any experience with it? The biggest problem seems injecting Read more »

what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me? And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to Read more »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living facility just for the... Read more »

Gay Personals for HIV+'s

Posted by Anonymous
...Hey People, I am 38 years old black male HIV/Aids diagnosis since 1-26-99. I am very lonely. Looking for some personal ads or chat lines on the net that are HIV pos friendly where Read more »