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What Does Tesamorelin Treat

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Tesamorelin and Excess Deep Belly Fat

...below the skin. Body Shape Changes Many people with HIV, about 1 in 4, face a condition called lipodystrophy . The syndrome is due to several causes that can overlap and are not well distinguished by research. How to treat the condition can also become a complex set of decisions made you and your doctor. The symptoms of lipodystrophy can vary from person to person. Some have fat loss, usually in the face, arms or legs ( lipoatrophy )....
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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 »

Accumlation of Fat on my Belly, neck, and upper body around my breast

Hi doctor kindly help me find a best solution to my fat accumlation. I have a big belly, and a buffalo hamp on my neck and also big on my upper part of my body. I have on Efivirenze + Lamuvidine/Stavudine since 2006. My Hips are no more and my legs...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Lipohypertrophy is a more challenging management problem. Fat accumulation appears to be more likely to develop in patients treated with protease inhibitors, but you are not on a protease inhibitor. Previous studies showed improvement of fat... Read more »

th9507

I have been reading positive articles on Tesamorelin(growth-hormone realising factor) for treating fat gain in the tummy. The med is in Phase 3 trials-If all goes well,how soon do you think this drug may be available-any educated guesses? my tummy...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Growth hormone releasing factor has shown modest short term benefit to decrease intra-abdominal fat in the setting of treated HIV infection. It has to be injected and effectiveness beyond 1 year (improvements tend to revert after stopping) has... Read more »

Reversing or Treating Fat redistribution.

Ok. I've taken almost everything for 23 years and have ended up on Atripla. I have an absolutely "classic" case of the "lypos". Facial wasting, minimal limb fat, back of the neck, pot belly, etc. Is it really worth trying to use plactic surgery...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...hormone. Liposuction cannot be performed on visceral fat, but can help abnormal fat deposits elsewhere. For facial lipoatrophy the treatment is much more effective. Facial fillers represent an important breakthrough in this area and newer agents... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Tesamorelin for Fat Accumulation

... Body fat changes (lipodystrophy) are relatively common among HIV patients, especially in those who have been on longer treatment, who are older, and have had fluctuations in weight. Also, there are particular antiviral medications that are... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »