Egrifta And Hiv
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineEgrifta (growth hormone releasing factor) has some benefit in decreasing intra-abdominal fat seen in the setting of HIV-associated lipodystrophy. Its effect on buffalo hump somewhat less clear delineated but there has been some benefit there as... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineI am unaware of any product that is currently in development and likely to be available anytime soon for the treatment of HIV-related lipodystrophy (specifically fat gain). Growth hormone can also decrease fat but is also expensive, has to be... Read more »
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Posted by artnut, 2 RepliesPositively 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 »
Posted by Jameser, 5 RepliesI 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 »
Posted by ricky1, 3 RepliesI was diagnosed with lypodystrophy my dr referred me to an epidemiologist for help 2 years ago,My insrence company will cover it.but I had to go through a third party that will help pay for the copay. I was in a study with serostim but the... Read more »
Posted by cybersecretary, 2 Repliesthought it was the tenofovir so we just switched meds and now i am waiting to see if it goes away. it has been a year of extreme pain.
was on tryvada atripla nd then complera..
now no tenofovir in my cocktail.
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