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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Violence Against Women Fuels HIV Growth, Sparks New Caribbean Group Into Action

Sexual violence is driving the increase of HIV infection among girls and women in the Caribbean, say activists who have started an organization to fight the problem. "Violence, real or threatened, dramatically increases female vulnerability to HIV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India's Economic Growth Could Be Hindered by HIV/AIDS-Related Costs, BusinessWeek Reports

India's "booming" economy could "come crashing back to Earth" because of HIV/AIDS, which is costing the country "billions" of dollars in lost productivity and health care expenses, BusinessWeek reports. About 5.1 million HIV-positive people... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Estonia, Russia, Ukraine Have Highest Growth Rates for New HIV Cases in Eastern Europe, CIS, UNDP Report on AIDS Says

Estonia, Russia and Ukraine are facing increasing growth rates in new HIV infections that are among the highest in the world, according to a new report released Tuesday by the United Nations Development Programme , the AP/Contra Costa Times ... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HGH and HIV Meds/HIV (HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE)

Dr. Bob, Are there negetive effects of using HGH with my HIV and meds? I have chronic disk issues and would like to help build muscle in the lower back and neck to help with the pain. Massages help the pain tremendously but I don't get them...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Howdy Cowboy!Human recombinant growth hormone (hGH) is remarkable stuff. It's what makes the difference between becoming a super-sized world class basketball player and a pint-sized member of the Lollypop Guild. Originally used to treat kids... Read more »

HIV and Steroids/Growth Hormones

I have friend who has been on a medical cocktail for two years, and has been HIV positive for 8 years. He has begun injecting steroids as part of a weight-training program, in addition to injecting a muscle growth hormone as well. Is there any...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There are potential side effects from every medication, including Tylenol and aspirin. Neither growth hormone nor injectable steroids are known to accelerate HIV disease. Mood swings can be a reaction to steroid hormones. Steroids of the... Read more »

Human Growth Hormone and HIV

Hi there! I am hiv-positive and not on a therapy. My CD4 is 500 (25%). I consider taking 5 IU of hGH daily. Since hGH may have some effect on immune system by reactivating the thymus gland and stimulating immune function, is there a possibility that...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Growth hormone is expensive and overrated. The brand name Serostim is approved to treat HIV related wasting syndrome. A growth hormone releasing hormone called Egrifta (tesamorelin) is approved for the treatment of abdominal fat in HIV.5 IU's... Read more »

HGH HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE 7 HIV

ARE THERE ANY REASONS TO USE THIS IF HIV + AND WANT TO IMPROVE HEALTH WITH HGH? I'M 52 AND WAS THINKING OF TRYING IF ANY GOOD FROM USE ANY HELP. I'M NOT ON MEDS YET SO FAR LOW COUNTS PER DR....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Growth hormone does many wondrous things and for this reason your body makes its own. Taking super-human doses comes with a price tag - literally and figuratively. The drug has a number of side effects that should give pause to any who think it a... Read more »
Connect With Others

Skin-Growths on Chin - how to remove?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
Hi,

I just thought I'ld ask in case there are any bright ideas.

Three years ago I developed two small skin-growths on my chin - a bit like tags or long warts (but they're not warts). My HIV doc confirmed that these can occur in HIV+ people.

I got them... Read more »

iaagen/Abacivir-breast tissue growth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

Wow it's 2000 and I'm still here! I knew I would be but it still blows my mind that it's 2000. I was infected in 1983 within a month after my 21st birthday. I'm now 37 and I'm still here and doing very well. I take Ziagen/Abacavir and I'm... Read more »

HIV-1? HIV-2? HIV-O?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
We didn't even know about HIV until the 1980's. So, we invented a HIV1 test, only to find there is a HIV2. So, we invented a HIV2 only to find out there is a HIV-O. Why are we so ignorant to think there couldn't be another strain...for which we... Read more »

Teacher faked brain tumor! What if it were HIV?

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
did you guys hear about this woman, a Pennsylvania teacher, who faked having a brain tumor to get off of work. she did it for ten years! and finally admitted to faking.

that is such a shameful thing to do. i mean, could you imagine if someone faked... Read more »