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Does Egrifta Interact With HIV Meds

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An Overview of Tesamorelin

...also known as TH9507, is a type of medicine called a growth hormone-releasing factor (GHRF). GHRF causes growth hormone to be created and spread in the body, which helps control metabolism, body shape, and use of energy. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Tesamorelin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 10, 2010 for the treatment of lipodystrophy in HIV-infected individuals. Lipodystrophy is a condition that causes...
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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
...satisfied so that they do not eat as much.8- Drink water all day. Carry a container with you.A new drug may be approved soon (Tesamorelin or brand name: Egrifta) that may help those with belly increases while taking HAART, so keep reading my... Read more »

ED med and HIV med interaction (USE OF ED DRUGS WHILE ON ANTIRETROVIRALS, 2010)

I'm currently on Viramune and Truvada and I've been having problems getting an erection. My doctor prescribed cialis 10mg but it does not seem to work that well. If I take 20mg it works fine. Is there an interaction between my HIV meds and ED...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for you? Absolutely. I think your Mr. Happy will again be very happy and very soon.Happy Holidays.Dr. Bobs it ok to take ED meds while on HIV meds? (USE OF ED DRUGS WHILE ON ANTIRETROVIRALS, 2010) Dec 3, 2010Hi Dr. Robert hope all is well with... 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
...carb diet that minimizes sweets and maximizes proteins, nuts and vegetables? We have almost no data on diet and body changes in HIV but some HIV negative data shows good results in body fat reduction with a mediterranean or a low carb diet. A... Read more »

Tangelos and HIV med interactions?

I know that if you are on HIV meds you should not eat grapefruits but what about tangelos, a hybrid between grapefruit and tangerines?I found this reference online which saya fro statins, it is Ok to eat tangelos. Does the same apply for HIV...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.I would agree with your conclusions. Even with grapefruit, you'd have to consume huge quantities for there to be a very significant interaction. So, enjoy the tangelos. Happy holidays,BY Read more »
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HIV News & Views, November 11, 2010

...(From aidsmap.com) Contraceptive Patch No Better Than Pills for Interaction Problems With Protease Inhibitors (From AIDSmeds) Isentress Might Reduce "Fatty" Liver Risk From Protease Inhibitors (From POZ) Kaletra Superior to... Read more »
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...9, 2010 Visit the Forums "Hot Topics" Library Change/Update Subscription Beyond HIV/AIDS Medications Living With HIV/AIDS Body Shape Changes & HIV/AIDS Mixed-Status Couples ... 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 »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...had some problems with depression, so my physician prescribed "Lexapro." I'm assuming that it should'nt be a problem w/ the meds I'm on already. I seem to be okay. Does anyone know anything about Lexapro? Read more »