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Treatment for Lipohypertrophy

I am dealing with a case of lipohypertrophy. It seems like whenever I research lipodystrophy, everything is about lipoatrophy and nothing about lipohypertrophy. It is very upsetting, especially since this occurred because I WAS taking my meds like...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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Program for Wellness Restoration
We are waiting for the FDA to potentially approve Egrifta (tesamorelin), which is a daily subcutaneous injection of growth hormone releasing hormone that makes your body make your own growth hormone. It can decrease visceral fat by 15% in 26 weeks.... Read more »

facial lipoatrophy and limited funds

hi dr gerald pierone i have been positive since 1987 im in california santa clara county ive been... Read more »

Acai berries for lipodystrophy?

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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 less clear is exactly what a person with this type of fat gain, known as... Read more »
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FDA Decision on Egrifta (Tesamorelin) Delayed Until Fall

...approval of Egrifta (tesamorelin). That recommendation appeared 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... Read more »
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Egrifta Patient Support Information Now Available

In a letter to community advocates late last week, EMD Serono released details about their patient support, patient assistance, and drug co-pay programs for Egrifta (tesamorelin). Egrifta is an injectable medication used in the... Read more »
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Quick Questions About Lipohypertrophy

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
I faithfully work out three days a week and run at least a couple of miles the other four days. However, I seem to be gaining an unusual amount of weight. :( A while back, someone used the term "lipohypertrophy" when discussing weight gain, so I... Read more »

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 »

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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Day three of treatment....

Posted by mspguy, 2 Replies
I have been taking the meds since Wednesday morning - Issentress in the AM and PM, and Truvada in the PM. Initally side effects were just an upset stomach with the Truvada, but nothing that eating raw vegetables would not cause : ). Feeling good... Read more »