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Serostim For Aids Wasting

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New drug for Aids Wasting Disease

I would like to learn more about Serono's new drug, Serostim. How does it differfrom the growth hormones on the market now and what are it's advantages over them? Is it reimbursable? Is it readily available? What clinicals are out there?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...mass. The major draw-back to this drug is cost. It is extremely expensive-- certainlymuch more than any other treatment for wasting other than TPN. Since it was just approved, I cannot say how insurance companies will be dealing with... Read more »

AIDS/HepC/WASTING/PLEASE HELP?

Dear,DoctorHi,My name is carol and i am a 49 yr old woman Living with Full Blown Aids and... Read more »

AIDS wasting vs lipodystrophy

What is the difference between AIDS wasting and lipodystrophy? How can you tell the difference... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...(Kerber, Boston Globe , 12/16). Serostim, which is a growth hormone, is prescribed to HIV-positive patients to treat AIDS-related wasting. Many AIDS patients receive the drug through the state-federal Medicaid program, which includes the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Blog: AIDS Dollars Wasted on Overhead

... "Dollars desperately needed to save lives of AIDS patients have never left Washington or have been wasted on unnecessary overhead around the world," according to a Huffington Post blog . Pointing to the HIV/AIDS Save Lives First Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Senegal Public Health Advocates Worry Country Backtracking in Progress Against HIV/AIDS, Might Waste International Aid

...historical progress made through sensible policy-making, helpful cultural practice and geographical good fortune" and might waste incoming international aid funds, according to the Times . For example, approval and implementation of an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Audit Alleges Waste in Local AIDS Funding

...from the Pennsylvania Auditor General's Office contends that the Philadelphia Health Department accrued more than $700,000 in waste, abuse and fraudulent spending in its stewardship of state HIV/AIDS money. The audit of 11 of 60 state-paid... 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 Read more »

aids and wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...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 better, recovered from esphagul thrush, however,... Read more »

question on wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...does anyone know about wasting? I am still waiting to test, no appetite, and I have lost almost 10% of my bodyweight my pants are loose and people at work are Read more »