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Growth Hormone Brand Name For Hiv

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The Well Project

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

...puts on weight because of lack of exercise or getting older. However,fat gain may also be linked to the use of HIV drugs including proteaseinhibitors. There are several treatments being explored for HIV-related fatgain. Human Growth Hormone Human growth hormone (hGH) is naturally produced in the human body. Twodrugs have been developed based on hGH that have shown the ability to reducevisceral belly fat: Serostim: This drug is a...
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Belly Fat Drug

Nelson, I just read there is a new belly fat drug for HIV..can you tell me more please?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Egrifta (the brand name for Tesamorelin)is a growth hormone releasing hormone that makes your own body produce "normal" growth hormone levels. Growth hormone has been shown to decrease 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
...insulin. This fact may be just a part of the puzzle but not the entire explanation for visceral/hump fat gain.Interventions. Human growth hormone, (Serostim is the brand name of the product with HIV data), works at lowering fat in the abdomen in... Read more »

Significant Weight Gain - 1 year on meds

I have been taking Truvada, Norvir and Prezista for 1 year now and have had significant weight gain mostly in my stomach. In addition, I have to purchase larger bra sizes (circumference) and it feels as if I am getting "thicker". I eat very...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...insulin. This fact may be just a part of the puzzle but not the entire explanation for visceral/hump fat gain.Interventions.Human growth hormone, (Serostim is the brand name of the product with HIV data), works at lowering fat in the abdomen in... Read more »

hcg for lipodystrophy?

I'm hearing a lot about the "hcg protocol" for fat loss. Supposedly, small doses of hcg coupled with a low calorie diet result in the body using deep reservoirs of body fat for energy. Any thoughts on whether or not this would effectively combat...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...as a weight-loss aid."For those who do not know what hCG is:Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) (not to be confused with human growth hormone, or HGH) is a glycoprotein hormone that mimics LH, produced in pregnancy that is made by the developing... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

The Next Generation of Human Growth Hormone

...course, he watched calories. But when I pushed him for more details, he finally confided that his doctor had prescribed him human growth hormone, that he had been injecting himself with a low dose for about seven years, and that growth hormone... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Tesamorelin

...TH9507 Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs 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... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Somatropin (Serostim, Genotropin)

... soe-ma-TROE-pin Brand Name: Genotropin, Serostim Other Name(s): Growth hormone (human), Human growth hormone, Humatrope, Norditropin, Nutropin, Nutropin AQ, Somatropina, Zorbtive, r-hGH Drug Class: Opportunistic Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3 Fake Drugs Are Found in Pharmacies

...and distributors to warn them about the counterfeit drugs. The medications involved are three injectable drugs: Serostim, a growth hormone sold by Serono and used by AIDS patients; Nutropin, a growth hormone sold by Genentech; and Neupogen, a... Read more »
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I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »