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How Long Does Serostim Take To Work

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In NEED of Serostim

Posted by Survivor77, 1 Reply
To make a long story short, my best friend has cancer. He has Osteosarcoma, is 22 year old, and he is dying. He is running out of options, and we are turning to alternative medicine.

If anyone has a Serostim surplus or any unused Serostim, please... Read more »

In NEED of Serostim

Posted by Survivor77

To make a long story short, my best friend has cancer. He has Osteosarcoma, is 22 year old, and he is dying. He is running out of options, and we are turning to alternative medicine.

If anyone has a Serostim surplus or any unused Serostim, please... Read more »

For those with access to SEROSTIM

Posted by Anonymous

Please email me privately. Many of our brothers and sisters are having great difficulty obtaining Serostim growth hormone by Serono. This nonsense has gone on long enough. If you have access, please contact me. Time on people's lives is running... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »
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I have been on Egrifta for about 2 years and it seems to have stopped working, my stomach is now getting big again, I was wondering if Serostim would help? either switching or adding serostim to my daily meds?Thankstom...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Very little data on long term benefit of Egrifta. No data on use of Egrifta and Serostem together (would not expect that to provide additional benefit based on mechansisms of action and would be concerned about added toxicity and high costs). KH... Read more »

Started Serostim/benefit signs?

My ID Dr has started me on Serostim, due to weight loss. I have injected 6mg once per day now for 12 days. How long and what type of benefits should I see typically? The first week of treatment was rough, achey in muscles at night and frequent...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Dear Daniel, About 1 month for benefits to be obvious. If you are having side effects, using half the dose may (should) improve this and should give similar benefits at a lower cost. If you are peeing a lot make sure your doctor checks blood sugars... Read more »


Hi Dr. Pierone,I have one suggestion and one question.My suggestion is that you consider recommending Artefill to people who are considering injectable fillers to correct facial lipoatrophy. It worked really well for me and it's supposed to...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. I think Artefill is a terrific product and works quite well for HIV facial lipoatrophy (although it is off label). But the reason that it does not come up much in discussion is really related to the cost. The cost of... Read more »

serostim and diabetes?

I have been positive since 1984 (I'm in the MACS study) and have been treated since 1989 and done well. My MD prescribed serostim for wasting and facial fat loss. Although I have read that this should have made my face thinnner, it actually...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
well I don't know if thi will work or not. You could certainly try it and find out; of course close monitoring of your diabetes will be necessary. And I am skeptical that growth hormone helped facial fat loss. As an alternative you could try... Read more »

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 Infection and Other Drugs ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Serono Sales Rep Charged With Bribing Physicians to Prescribe AIDS Wasting Drug Serostim

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday brought charges in U.S. District Court in Boston against a former sales director for Swiss biotechnology company Serono , alleging that he bribed doctors in New York City to write prescriptions for the company's... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Making Your Treatment Work Long-Term

In a Capsule Taking all your pills as prescribed (adherence) is crucial to the long-term success of your treatment. While adhering to your medication schedule can sometimes be challenging, there are many tips and tricks you can try to make it... Read more »
AIDS Action Council

Congress Passes 1 Week CR; Work Continues on Year-Long CR; AETCs Suffer Severe Cut.

Yesterday, the House and Senate passed another temporary Continuing Resolution (CR) which will expire next Friday, March 22nd. This CR replaces and funds programs at the same levels as the CR that is set to expire at midnight tonight. You will... Read more »