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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 maintaining bodytemperature.
Ask the Experts

Growing Hormone?

I was reading in the "ask the expert" forum about a guy from Sao Paulo who parties once in a while that he was taking what he called a "growing hormone" that managed to get rid of his belly fat. Do you know what that hormone could be? I work out...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...He meant growth hormone. In the US, Serostim is the growth hormone approved to treat wasting syndrome. A new type of hormone, called growth hormone releasing hormone, will be launched for lipodystrophy in two weeks 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
...lowering effects disappear once the drug is 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... Read more »

Cycling two steroids to maintain weight

I read about a new steroid a few months ago and it seems promising for my regimen. I currently take Oxandrin but I don't have a second to cycle. I maintained until the last 6 months and now am losing slowly. I have been taking some type of steriod...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
...United States.You probably heard about Egrifta, which is a growth hormone releasing hormone recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of abdominal fat accumulation related to HIV lipodystrophy. It is about to be launched soon but we do not... 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 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 Read more »
The Body

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

...tesamorelin. It is the first drug approved specifically for use by HIV-positive people with lipohypertrophy. Egrifta doesn't treat all kinds of fat gain -- it focuses on reducing fat gain in the belly area -- but its approval is historic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Staff: Theratech Drug Works, but Risks Weighed

...patients may have the condition, which is partly the result of using certain AIDS drugs, FDA staff said. There is no approved treatment. Excess fat from lipodystrophy can raise the risk of heart disease. It leads some patients to discontinue... 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 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 Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

anybody heard anything since this news release

Posted by cunta_stalwart
... http://www.thebody.com/content/treat/art24680.html Read more »

Treated as worthless

Posted by Lomitadaren
...(PWA) People living with Aids are, and how even when there is Gross Medical Malpractice by a supporting medical provider, we are treated as unimportant, irrelevant, and bothersome. Millions of dollars a year are spent to educate us to be... Read more »