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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also stores energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is locateddeep in the belly under the muscle. Subcutaneous fat is the layer of...
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re: serostim: wrong direction

Serostim will help someone lose fat, so weighing less than when he began the course of treatment makes sense. Although he complains about looking emaciated now, so I suspect there was some muscle loss as well. Serostim was actually never proven to...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Although I respect the way in which you express your opinion, the fact is that the controlled studies of Serostim show quite clearly that lean body mass is increased. Although you are right to say that lean body mass is a composite of many things,... Read more »

Facial fat loss due to serostim?

Dr. Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D you stated in your answer to the above question "But when this medication is discontinued, the changes reverse back towards baseline. So the expectation would be that your face should improve." Could you provide data from...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. The studies of Serostim that have looked at body shape changes included data on visceral fat, superficial fat, and muscle mass. In short, Serostim leads to a decrease in both visceral and superficial fat (this includes... Read more »

Fat Gain- what to do?

how do i lose weight without diet pills? i take atripla, my viral load is undetectable, cd4 is 650, please help me. i think my body is storing fat. im 6'1 215lbs.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
I would not use diet pills since they have been associated with increased blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and anxiety.This is recent information that I wrote about what we can do about belly fat in general:How to Decrease Belly (Visceral)... Read more »

Facts on Serostin and Nutritional Supplements

Can one of you elucidate the potential of: (a) Serostin; or (b) anti-oxidants and nutrient supplements; in helping to manage lipodystrophy. I believe the former is made by Serono. How promising is this; and how does one go about getting it? Some of...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Serostim or human growth hormone has been used in AIDS wasting for years. It can change body composition by causing body fat to go away and increase lean body mass. The new lipoatrophy is caused by HIV medication and is characterized by fat loss.... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or... Read more »
Project Inform

Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

Introduction Body Shape Changes Study Volunteers Study Design Side Effects Study Results Project Inform's Perspective Introduction Studied as a way to reduce excess deep belly fat, the synthetic human growth hormone... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Amprenavir (Agenerase)

What Is Amprenavir? Amprenavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Agenerase ® . It was manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Manufacture of amprenavir was discontinued in October 2007. It is being replaced... Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

HIV FROM CONDOMS AFER FACT?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of catching hiv when: You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »

Facts II. WIndow Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Without having to travel so far away, you can find posts of Dr. Santana (The Body Spanish section) where he refers to the window period in a very similar way to what I said before, In one of his posts he says: test at 3 months, at 6 months, at 9... Read more »