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What Are The Dangers Of Serostim

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+...
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I just discovered that my serostim is out of date! What can I do, I have been using it for a while. I have been injecting depo testosterone, and serostim for quite some time now. I am also not taking HIV meds for over 1 year. My t-cells and viral...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would contact the manufacturer (Serono=1-888-275-7376) or the pharmacist from whom you received the growth hormone. I doubt that you are in any danger but the question is whether the growth hormone with its high price tag is active and providing... Read more »

sculptra and serostim

I recently had sculprta done and am happy with the results. I am also using serostim. Does serostim use affect collagen formation and shorten effects from sculptra?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. I am not aware of any evidence that Serostim would have a negative effect on a previous Sculptra treatment. Serostim can cause a loss of peripheral and central fat in some people, but typically does not have a big... Read more »

ED no semen at all

age 53, HIV+ since "89. Healthy, have had 3 liposuctions and treatment for buffalo hump, but still presist to have the fat around breast, etc. But 4-5 years now I have had ED w/ NO semen at all. Viagra or Cialis I don't get erection for hours...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Severe ED has not been described very often with Atripla (other meds often contribute more such as some antidepressants). Besides the pump and injections you mention (often are helpful for many patients despite the scary sound to them), evaluation... Read more »

erectile disfunction caused by serostim

I was told that Serostim may cause temporary impedance? If this is true, how long will this condition last after serostim theorapy is has stopped?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't seen any data on that or observed any patients who developed impotence while on Serostim (growth horomone). If any reader knows of a reference on the topic of Serostim and impotence please post! KH Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Danger: Counterfeit Serostim® (Human Growth Hormone)

On May 17 Serono, Inc. and the U.S. FDA warned that new counterfeit drug labeled Serostim had been found. There had been a warning of a previous case of counterfeit Serostim in January of this year. From the press release: "Serono, Inc. and the U.S.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

Table of Contents Introduction Treatments for Fat Gain Taking Care of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or... Read more »
Project Inform

Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

Introduction Body Shape Changes Study Volunteers Study Design Side Effects Study Results Project Inform's Perspective Introduction Studied as a way to reduce excess deep belly fat, the synthetic human growth hormone... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Love going into a bar with a dark corner - my jeans torn along the seam - received anal sex in a local LA bar one night - the guy was huge - what surprised me wasn't that he was deep inside me (I just backed up on it) - but that he gave no... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
I have serostim I can not use as my diabetes is bad. I have 3 months worth of my own prescription. I will sell it. Please e-mail me at if you are interested in purchasing the Serostim. Serious replies only. Read more »

Serostim and Exercise

Posted by WillinFTL
I just started Serostim (growth Hormone) and need some help in starting an exercise program. If anyone knows the best way to exercise and see the best results from Sterostim, Please send information. Thanks Read more »