Growth hormone and HIV infection: contribution to disease manifestations and clinical implications.

@article{Falutz2011GrowthHA,
  title={Growth hormone and HIV infection: contribution to disease manifestations and clinical implications.},
  author={Julian M Falutz},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={517-29}
}
In untreated HIV patients growth hormone deficiency contributes to loss of lean and fat mass. Pharmacologic doses of growth hormone successfully reverse this wasting process. In patients responding to antiretroviral therapies several non AIDS-related complications usually common among older, uninfected persons now occur more frequently in younger HIV patients. Among these conditions are cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders. Although their etiology is multifactorial, changes in growth… CONTINUE READING
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