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Taking Tesamorelin With Hiv Meds

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An Overview of Tesamorelin

Brand Name: Egrifta Other Name(s): TH9507 Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs 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. Indications and Usage Tesamorelin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November...
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Egrifta(Tesamorelin)

Can you please advise me as to where i can obtain these meds i reside in South Africa and or is it known under another name as our Pharmacy's do not recognize this product ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Tesamorelin (EGRIFTA) is approved for the treatment of HIV lipodystrophy (fat accumulation) in the US. It is indeed the only name of the product. I'm not aware of any specifics of it's availability in RSA.BY... 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
I am glad you repeat what I have said before, that the decrease in visceral fat produced by Tesamorelin is small (15-17% in 26 weeks). Growth hormone achieved values closer to 30-40% in some studies, but it also caused more side effects.In an... Read more »

help with my stomach (TESAMORELIN, EGRIFTA FOR LIPOHYPERTROPHY, 2011)

To whom it may concern,I am a women around 60 years old, and have a big belly I look like I am pregnet, my waist used to be 28and now it is 41 my tops do not fit me, it is very embarrasing to go around like that, and also my breast got bigger, i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your predicament graphically demonstrates a very vexing compound problem, waist size increase (from 28 to 41!), the stigma resulting from the dramatic change in body shape ("my self-esteem is way down because of this, I don't like to... Read more »

Scared of Meds due to being sick w/meds, but not sick when not taking meds.

I was taking HIV med once a day and I was sick for about a 1-1/2 yrs then decided to stop taking them and all the sudden I am back on my feet and doing great and now I am scared to take them again, cause I don't want to be sick again. I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thank you for posting. Your apprehension about medications as understanding. It's not unusual to be constantly sick for medications. Older generations of HIV medications did cause lots of side effects. Current medications generally... 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 oneself. How about blood sugar levels? ... Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
I'm traveling to Russia 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?... Read more »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

Just found out, husband stopped taking meds ...

Posted by Zaverolis, 2 Replies
almost 9 months ago. He has been in the best condition health wise since I've known him. 2 years ago, he was diagnosed with non hodgekins lymphoma. Prior to this, he was told he had AIDS and was taking aids meds since 2000.

Now, I am thinking... Read more »