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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines Law Enforcement Officials' Efforts to Curb Black Market Sales of Serostim

The Wall Street Journal on Monday examined U.S. law enforcement officials' efforts to curb black-market sales of an AIDS medication "that has found an underground recreational use as a bodybuilding drug." Serostim, which is a growth hormone, is... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

When Medi-Cal Says "No" to Serostim

Medi-Cal recipients can obtain Serostim, a human-growth hormone which is prescribed to control HIV wasting syndrome, as one of the drugs covered by the program. Because HIV wasting syndrome is not simply a decrease in body weight, but in fact... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Counterfeit Form of Serostim Discovered

Recently Serono became aware of a counterfeit form of Serostim, a product that has been approved for the treatment of wasting. Presently most of the reports have come from California. The counterfeit product was neither produced nor distributed by... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Serostim and facial fat

Serostim does effect facial fat. A hallmark of rHgh use in professional bodybuilders is that their faces have some sinking in of the cheeks....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Androgens, like higher doses of testosterone and anabolic steroids, and human growth hormone have been shown to decrease fat mass under the skin and in the visceral area. However, the doses used in HIV are a lot lower than in bodybuilding.There are... Read more »

Genotropin Vs Serostim

Hi Doctors,I'm HIV+ since 11/98 and not on meds at this time. My VL and CD4 have been checked every 2 months and have remained consistantly at about VL 35,000 and CD4 480. Since I've been stable, I'm still deciding when to start...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
Genotropin is P-and-U's version of human growth hormone. It is presumably the same as any other version (including serostim), but there might be subtle diffences. And the dosages may not be the same.I don't know of any credible reports... Read more »

Serostim- How to best use it

I just got a prescription for Serostim since I cannot seem to be able to regain weight I lost a year ago with PCP but I am afraid to use the 6 mg that doctor tells me to use. Can you tell me the best way to use it for the least side effects and...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
Dear Frank:Serostim (human growth hormone) is the only product approved for reversing wasting syndrome in HIV. It is effective at making people gain weight, but you have to be very careful with side effects like joint aches, high blood sugar (which... Read more »

bodybuilding

Hi there! My question is that can bodybuilding affect the outcome of HIV tests by delaying the formation of antibodies?...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Thank you for a very interesting question. I do not know of any research that supports the notion that typical bodybuilding exercise is a factor or can either transiently or permanently alter tests for the presence of HIV in the blood. -Cade.... Read more »
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BODYBUILDING AS A LIFE SAVER

Posted by MUSCLEMAN, 1 Reply
I AM A 40 YEARS OLD MALE WHOS BEEN SAVED BY A BODYBUILDING LIFE STILE. I LIVE IN MANHATTAN NY. GOT THE VIRUS ON 1995 AND I FIND OUT ON 1998 THAT I GOT AIDS IN SAINT VINCENTS HOSPITAL. GOT ON THE EMERGENCY ROOM WITH NEUMONIA, FIBER,, SORE THROAT AND... Read more »

Steroids for Bodybuilding

Posted by Chico, 4 Replies
I have recently started on my hiv treatment and want to know if i can continue to take Winstrol Depot the steroid for my body building.

I am fit and healthy but don't want the steroid to affect my resistance. Any body builders or Doc's help me out... Read more »

hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
hey everyone! i have always been a "working out," active kind of guy, and always been interested in getting bigger/more muscular, etc. i shy away from the term "bodybuilding" as for me that conjures notions of drug-enhanced muscularity that is... Read more »