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Taking Egrifta With Hiv Meds

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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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I am at my wits end and need some advice for a problem which is really starting to get me down big time.I am currently on Atripla and have been for a few years, and since starting this med i noticed in 1 year iI had put on 14lbs - my weight has now...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...satisfied so that they do not eat as much.8- Drink water all day. Carry a container with you.A new drug may be approved soon (Tesamorelin or brand name: Egrifta) that may help those with belly increases while taking HAART, so keep reading my... Read more »

Time to change Meds

I am 22 years positive and started meds 10 years after initial diagnose. I cannot take the side effects of my meds and need some advice on other choices of drugs to take. This way I can do my research before seeing my doctor in Aug 2010. I am...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...carb diet that minimizes sweets and maximizes proteins, nuts and vegetables? We have almost no data on diet and body changes in HIV but some HIV negative data shows good results in body fat reduction with a mediterranean or a low carb diet. A... Read more »

I stopped taking my HIV Meds

A series of misfortunes made me depressed and I also changed doctors. After my last doctors meeting my CD4 was confirmed at 600 and my vl is undetectable and has been for two years.I became depressed and stopped taking my meds (Norvir, Truvada and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...That regimen usually is fairly hardy to developing resistance so generally recommend restarting meds without further delay and simply informing your clinic of the situation. These things happen and most often work out OK. Focusing Read more »

Taking supplements with HIV meds

I was wanting to know if it's safe to take a supplement called Heal All with Combivir and Sustiva?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I haven't seen anything published or presented about Heal All in the setting of HIV infection or any concerns about interactions with Sustiva. If any reader has a reference please post. KH Read more »
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HIV News & Views, November 11, 2010

...(From aidsmap.com) Contraceptive Patch No Better Than Pills for Interaction Problems With Protease Inhibitors (From AIDSmeds) Isentress Might Reduce "Fatty" Liver Risk From Protease Inhibitors (From POZ) Kaletra Superior to... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, November 9, 2010

...9, 2010 Visit the Forums "Hot Topics" Library Change/Update Subscription Beyond HIV/AIDS Medications Living With HIV/AIDS Body Shape Changes & HIV/AIDS Mixed-Status Couples ... Read more »
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HIV News & Views, August 5, 2010

...Near; Results Presented From Key Battle With Sustiva Sustiva (Stocrin, efavirenz) is one of the most popular first-line HIV meds, but its risk of neurological side effects sometimes leaves HIVers seeking other options. An NNRTI in late-stage... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, November 16, 2010

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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 »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »