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Serostim For Aids Wasting

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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Serono Discussing Settlement Details of Federal Investigation Into Price, Marketing of AIDS-Related Drug Serostim

The Swiss biotechnology company Serono and federal and state officials are discussing details of an agreement that could settle a federal Department of Justice investigation into the company's sales and pricing practices of its drug Serostim,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Investigators Might Examine Pricing Practices of Pharmacies That Sold AIDS-Related Drug Serostim, Court Papers Suggest

Pharmacies that sold Swiss biotechnology company Serono 's drug Serostim, which is used to treat AIDS-related wasting, might face federal inquiries, court papers suggest, the Boston Globe reports (Kerber, Boston Globe , 10/19). Serono on Monday... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Wasting, and want to take Serostim

Hello, I have been positive for around 5 years, In that time I have wasted considerably. I have lost about 50 pounds of muscle tissue, and gained fat. My CD4 is 700 and my viral load is 11,000. I feel extremely tired, no endurance, no appetite,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Robert and thanks for posting.I'd tend to agree with your doctor. In my practice, hGH (Serostim) is generally reserved for people who are not responding to HIV medications. Since your just getting started, I'd be a little more... Read more »

serostim vs. megestrol

HiMy brother in law has severe wasting. He is in a long term facility at the moment. He has been in a hospital for 6months. He went in not knowing he was HIV. He has had numerous complications, and has managed through all of them. He is in late...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I agree that Megace is unlikely to be of much use here. But, more importantly is whether your borther-in-law is receiving hospice care or if there is a consideration that he can recover. You did not indicate his CD4 cell count but if indeed he... Read more »


Dear Doctors,I am wasting according to BIA and scale. My doctor thinks I would benefit greatly from Serostim. Have been through all the others unsuccessfully, Megace, Marinol, Ensure, Oxandrin.My question is side effects. I am a 42 year old female...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It would be helpful to know exactly what type of trials you had with the other therapies, to predict how you might do and what to expect with growth hormone (Serostim). But, it is still possible to give you a general idea of what you can... Read more »

serostim and wasting

HiI have been poz since 1992, I am in a wasting syndrome and I would like to be placed on serostim as I have seen a few guys who have benefited from it. how can I get my doc to let me try this? I meet all the criteria but I know its expensive. are...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am assuming that a- you are a man, b- that you have lost more than 5% of your normal weight, and c- that you are on HAARTSerostim is way expensive and full of side effects. Joint pains, high blood sugar, potential irreversible diabetes, and carpal... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that is required to stay healthy and alive can leave an everlasting mark! I'm referring to... Read more »

aids and wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
Does anyone have some uplifting insights as to how to gain weight after losing so much. Hy husband suddenly crossed into AIDS [after 10 years no symtoms, no meds} he has begun hiv treatment, combivir, sustiva, bactrim, zithromax, and is doing much... Read more »

Wasting Management - PAID ONLINE Research available

Posted by Haley1, 1 Reply

If you have been diagnosed with HIV and have experienced HIV associated wasting, you may be eligible to participate in a paid research study being conducted to learn about treatment and your experiences.

If you call... Read more »

facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello All,
I've become obsessive with my concern with facial wasting. I've been positive for over 20 years, and have been very fortunate as I've not developed any AIDS related disorders. However, 3 years ago I was diagnosed with type II diabetes,... Read more »