What is Serostim?

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Serostim is a growth hormone. It is the only therapy approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help prevent wasting caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Serostim works like the body's natural growth hormone, helping to stimulate growth in bones, muscles, organs and tissues. It helps increase lean body weight and mass, as it helps improve endurance for people with HIV. It is given in an injection (a shot). Serostim is also known as somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection.