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

Can A Person With HIV Take Egrifta

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
TheBody.com

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

For years now, it has been clear that HIV-positive people are especially prone to developing unusual increases of fat in specific parts of their bodies. What has been less clear is exactly what a person with this type of fat gain, known as... Read more »
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 around the liver, stomach, and... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Theratechnologies Withdraw EU Application for Tesamorelin (Egrifta)

On 22 June 2012, Theratechnologies, the Canadian-based company responsible for developing tesamorelin, a growth hormone releasing factor (GHRF) that reduces central visceral fat, released a press release relating to regulatory issues. 1 Foremost... Read more »
Ask the Experts

help with my stomach (TESAMORELIN, EGRIFTA FOR LIPOHYPERTROPHY, 2011)

To whom it may concern,I am a women around 60 years old, and have a big belly I look like I am pregnet, my waist used to be 28and now it is 41 my tops do not fit me, it is very embarrasing to go around like that, and also my breast got bigger, i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your predicament graphically demonstrates a very vexing compound problem, waist size increase (from 28 to 41!), the stigma resulting from the dramatic change in body shape ("my self-esteem is way down because of this, I don't like to... Read more »

Access to Egrifta, becomes more political

Nelson,Recently, my endocrinologist (and HIV doc) decided to try me on Egrifta, to see if that would help get rid of the annoying belly fat.Initially, I was provided with a copy of the AXIS Agreement to sign, they are a company that provides support...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your situation is not that unusual unfortunately. A main issue with Egrifta is its very high cost (> $30,000/year) with modest clincial benefit in studies (ie patients may typically lose several pounds of fat/1/2 to 1 inch of waist size) as long... Read more »

Finding a provider who will prescribe Egrifta

My doctor has decided against prescribing Egrifta to any of his patients after reviewing the medication. I personally believe it should be my choice on whether or not I want to try the medication. How do I find a provider in my area that is open...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The benefits of Egrifta are often modest at great expense (so many times the insurance company may not authorize use) such as 1/1-1 inch decrease in belt size with no actual long term health benefit yet proven. There are some side effects seen with... Read more »

Nelson, what's going on with Egrifta?

I am on ADAP. Can I get it now? My lipodystrophy belly is pretty big and I need to do something about itCarlos...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
CarlosSerono launched Egrifta this month.Doctors are calling in the number included in the link below to get the paper work started for insurance reimbursement.It seems that some insurance companies are already starting to pay for it, but high... Read more »
Connect With Others

Egrifta

Posted by Jameser, 5 Replies
I have been diagnosed with HIV associated lipodystrophy causing a huge belly. I'm 27 years old and I've tried exercise, changing my diet, among other things to try to lose the belly. I recently talked to my doctor about starting Egrifta and he... Read more »

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 oneself. How about blood sugar levels? ... Read more »

HIV Poz Dating | HIV personals | HIV Support Forum

Posted by pozsingle, 1 Reply
http://www.H-Date.net is an exclusive H community for people to find other Positive Singles for dating and support. Here you can get on with your life, Dating with HIV, make friends, find love, hope, understanding, information and even more. If you... 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 I could possible meet someone with my status for a serious... Read more »