How Long Does Egrifta Take To Work

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

...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 man-made version of hgH Tesamorelin: This drug is a man-made growth hormone releasing factor, whichcauses the body to produce more hgH In HIV studies, Serostim lowered visceral belly fat by 30 percent in sixmonths. Serostim is taken by...
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how long should I expect meds to continue working?

I've been diagnosed 10 years. diagnosed w/aids and pcp 10yrs ago 90 cd4 count viral load off the charts. Probably have been infected 20 yrs(know this because of last at risk behavior was then)Have been on 3 or 4 different med regimens, still on...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...regimen, taking the medications consistently and have undetectable viral loads I would assume that the medications will work for as long as you need them. Obviously I can't prove it but I would be very optimistic.You are correct that because of... Read more »

how long HAART will work?

dear carol, i am a final yr medical student in india and also a visitor of your website . as a med student, i have seen a lot hiv+ people in the hospital. a couple of days back i found a patient with hiv who is frustrated enough after the...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...researching on our web site. It is also nice to hear you are involved with HIV patients and trying to provide some reassurance about longevity. HIV is now referred to as a "chronic disease". As far as the HIV meds go, I have patients that are... Read more »

How long do newer regimes work?

Hello,first many thanks for your work, this site and especially the questions and answers helped me much since diagnosis. I just wanted to ask how long newer regim work on average for treatment naive patients? Thanks
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Well, that depends on the patient. For someone that has perfect adherence and no medication related side effects, they will work indefinitely. For someone with very poor adherence they don't work very well at all. For someone with mediocre... Read more »

How Long For Diarrhea Treatments To Start Working?

Hello Dr., I've had chronic diarrhea for a while now and have tried several things to make it better. I tried calcium, but stopped after about 3 days because it left me feeling bloated, crampy, and constipated (same with all the over the counter...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...Probably a week or so. Products like imodium and lomotil tend to work rapidly because they interfere (slow down) bowel motion. The ones you cite work differently; indeed more naturally, but more Read more »
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A Closer Look at Egrifta, a Newly Approved Treatment for HIV-Associated Belly Fat Gain (Lipohypertrophy)

...lipohypertrophy, can do about it. On Nov. 10, a new option was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Its name is Egrifta, known generically as tesamorelin. It is the first drug approved specifically for use by HIV-positive... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, November 16, 2010

... BODY SHAPE CHANGES & HIV/AIDS   Hooray for Belly Fat Drug Approval! Now What Are the Next Steps? So Egrifta (tesamorelin) was approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) last week. When will it be available?   ... Read more »
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HIV News & Views, November 11, 2010

...of Bud's comment and join the discussion on this article! HIV TREATMENT & HEALTH ISSUES   A Closer Look at Egrifta, a Newly Approved Treatment for HIV-Associated Belly Fat Gain On Nov. 10, Egrifta (tesamorelin) became the... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, January 11, 2011

...out of pocket?   Now That Egrifta Is Approved, How Can I Get Hold of Some? Is the fat-accumulation treatment Egrifta (tesamorelin) now available in drug stores? Can I get a prescription from my doctor and walk into any store to get it... Read more »
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