September #166 : Burn that Belly

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Thou Shalt Fear AIDS

Lest We Forget




When to START Drugs?

You Said It

Burn that Belly

In Sync with ZInc

No Butts About It

Preconceptions

HIV a Best Seller?

Considering Cannabis




The Importance of Remembering Ryan White

Insult to Injury

World Cup Wrap Up

Back-to-School Books

Angels Redux

Crying Uncle

Fear & Loathing in Illinois




Editor's Letter

Letters

Keeping Track

GMHC Treatment Issues- September 2010



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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September 2010


Burn that Belly

A new drug may flatten your tummy.

Egrifta (tesamorelin injections) seems headed for FDA approval. The drug treats the accumulation of excess deep visceral belly fat (a type of lipohypertrophy)—a side effect of living with HIV and taking some HIV meds.

In late May, an FDA advisory panel unanimously recommended approval. The panel also recommended more study of Egrifta, citing three problems that surfaced in clinical trials: an increase in blood glucose levels and diabetes risk, a rise in the blood of a substance called insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1, known to promote tumor growth), and a lack of evidence that Egrifta reduces cardiovascular disease risk. At press time, FDA approval was expected any day.

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