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Should I Take Tesamorelin If I Have Hiv

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An Overview of Tesamorelin

...also known as TH9507, is a type of medicine called a growth hormone-releasing factor (GHRF). GHRF causes growth hormone to be created and spread in the body, which helps control metabolism, body shape, and use of energy. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Tesamorelin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 10, 2010 for the treatment of lipodystrophy in HIV-infected individuals. Lipodystrophy is a condition that causes...
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Driven Crazy By Aids Belly - Is There A HGH Alternative?

Is there anything that can be taken for AIDS belly other than HGH, which is not affordable or even indicated for this condition? I tried everything, even a tummy tuck which failed. The serostin clinical trials made it go away. Trials ended, it...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...here:http://www.thebody.com/content/art53553.htmlAs you probably know, Egrifta (tesamorelin) was recently approved by the FDA as a treatment of HIV related abdominal fat accumulation. It won't be available until January and we have no idea how... Read more »

What is the big deal with Tesamorelin?

I was a participant in a phase III trial for Tesamorelin. I did receive the drug for the 1st half of the trial and placebo for the 2nd half. Both according to my own experience and reports from the makers of the product, as well as in discussion...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...situation.Leptin seems to decrease visceral fat almost a double the rate than Tesamorelin, but its manufacturer wants nothing to do with HIV research. If you want to join our efforts in advocating for them to do studies for HIV associated... Read more »

Egrifta: Followup Regarding Prostate Cancer

In response to a question posted on 5/23/10, you mentioned asking Serano for input. Did you ever get a response? I was in a clinical trial for tesamorelin a few years ago at St. Luke's in NYC and experienced excellent results. I've recently been...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...We are still waiting for the FDA word on Egrifta's approval for the treatment of visceral fat associated with HIV lipodystrophy.Egrifta is a growth hormone releasing hormone that makes your own body produce its own growth hormone. Some clinicians Read more »

Belly Fat Drug

Nelson, I just read there is a new belly fat drug for HIV..can you tell me more please?
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...stopped.This product was approved last week by a review panel at the FDA for the treatment of visceral fat accumulation related to HIV lipodystrophy. We are waiting for the final decision and indication from the FDA. We are also curious how... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Egrifta for Treatment of Lipodystrophy in People With HIV

... On November 10, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration approved Egrifta (tesamorelin) to treat HIV patients with lipodystrophy, a condition in which excess fat develops in different areas of the body, most notably around the Read more »
The Body

A Closer Look at Egrifta, a Newly Approved Treatment for HIV-Associated Belly Fat Gain (Lipohypertrophy)

... For years now, it has been clear that HIV-positive people are especially prone to developing unusual increases of fat in specific parts of their bodies. What has been Read more »
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FDA Decision on Egrifta (Tesamorelin) Delayed Until Fall

...to put Egrifta firmly on track to become the first approved treatment for lipohypertrophy (unusual fat gain) in people with HIV. It was widely expected that July 27 would be the big day, but it came and went with no approval. What gives? What... Read more »
Journal Watch

Tesamorelin Is Approved

... This just in from the FDA : The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Egrifta (tesamorelin) to treat HIV patients with lipodystrophy, a condition in which excess fat develops in different areas of the body, most notably around the Read more »
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Egrifta tesamorelin, is it available?

Posted by artnut, 2 Replies
...Positively Aware has an article (July/August 2010)on the FDA approving Egrifta for the treatment of belly fat. Is it available? Has anyone had any experience with it? The biggest problem seems injecting Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

HIV/AIDS Blogging/Blogs

Posted by DaveyBoy, 2 Replies
...Blog is online (web based) journal or small blurbs people can read or comment. My HIV/AIDS blog is on http://hiv-aids.blog-city.com Other POZ blogz on http://www.HIVforum.com/blogs/ Read more »

Lesbians & HIV/AIDS

Posted by Smiley, 1 Reply
...Hello Everyone: I would like to get in touch, stay in touch and network with other WSW that are HIV+ or have AIDS. ThANKS!!!!!! Read more »