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New treatments for lipodystrophy beyond egrifta, etc.

I body build and work out, eat right, etc. The lipodystrophy I accumulated during my early use of Crixivan and others doesn't really go away that much. It's frustrating, depressing. I do also appear to have some features of...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Why is your physician not agreeing to prescribe Egrifta? Do you have diabetes (although Egrifta is not contraindicated for diabetes)? Has he/she told you the reason?Egrifta does not work for everyone. In fact 33% of people treated with it in prior... Read more »

injection sites for egrifta

I have extensive stretch marks/scarring covering my lower abdomen (which is where egrifta is... 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... Read more »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Tesamorelin Approved for Lipodystrophy

In November, the FDA approved tesamorelin (Egrifta; formerly known as TH9507) for treatment of a type of lipodystrophy in HIV positive people taking antiretroviral therapy. Tesamorelin is a synthetic growth hormone-releasing factor that stimulates... Read more »
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Belly Fat Drug Debated Even Before FDA Approval

Drugs into bodies ... not as clearcut as it sounds. Tesamorelin (expected to be called "Egrifta" if and when it is marketed and sold in the United States by the company EMD Serono) is an experimental drug that seeks to limit or reduce belly fat... Read more »
Project Inform

New Treatment for Excess Deep Belly Fat Approved

In November 2010, a new drug called tesamorelin (Egrifta) was approved by the FDA to treat excess deep belly fat in HIV-positive people. The drug is a synthetic human growth hormone releasing factor that stimulates the pituitary gland to make growth... Read more »
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Egrifta /tesamorelin

Posted by ricky1, 3 Replies
I 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 »

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 »

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 »

anyone with severe bone joint muscle pain

Posted by cybersecretary, 2 Replies
thought 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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