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Major breakthrough toward the treatment of HIV/HAART-associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome
Date:12/5/2007

or the placebo group, explained Dr. Falutz. Also, the side-effects are minimal.

"This is a novel strategy to improve cardiovascular risk indices in HIV-infected patients and could represent a therapeutic breakthrough for many patients", stated Dr. Grinspoon.

A second confirmatory trial is ongoing in order to comply with US FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) regulations. If this second clinical study is as conclusive as the first, there is hope that patients will have tesamorelin available as a treatment option for HIV-associated lipodystrophy within the next couple of years., said Dr. Falutz.


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