What is SEROSTIM® (somatropin) for injection?
Serostim is an injectable prescription medicine used for the treatment of HIV-positive patients with wasting or cachexia to increase lean body mass and body weight, and improve physical endurance. Treatment with antiretroviral therapy at the same time is necessary.
Are you losing weight without even trying?
Have you noticed you’ve had gradual,
unintentional weight loss?
Are others noticing?
Do you have a decrease in energy associated
with weight loss? Do you need to rest more
often? Do you frequently feel tired
after certain activities?
Have you lost weight? Have you noticed a
change in your ability to complete tasks
that require a certain level of physical
endurance? A loss of lean body mass
(LBM) associated with weight loss
can lead to a decline in energy.
When you’re living with HIV, your life may be touched in many different ways. Take comfort in knowing that others may be experiencing similar feelings, needs, and concerns. Explore this Positively Told site to learn some tips that may help you live a healthier life.
If you’re HIV positive and experiencing decreased physical endurance and unintentional weight loss…
Can you relate to these stories?
Keep moving forward
“I wasn’t sure what was wrong with me. For several months, I hadn’t been feeling well. My friends kept saying I looked thinner and asking if I was sick. They were right—I had lost weight. My clothing felt different on me, and I didn’t have my usual level of energy. Finally I went to my doctor. Feeling optimistic about the future is what inspires me to keep taking my HIV meds. But the combination of my weight loss and my lack of endurance is an issue. Activities are more difficult to perform. I’m wondering if there is anything I can do—anything that might help make a difference.”
There's more to gain
“At my last doctor’s appointment, I was told I should be really happy with my progress. I’ve been keeping my appointments and taking my ARVs. I’m really proud of myself. Now that I can manage my routine, I want to work on my weight. My weight is down. I’m eating right so I can gain weight, but it’s just not happening for me. And, there are times I get tired…”