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Taking Serostim®

Serostim® is a treatment you can take on your own

Serostim® is injected under the skin (subcutaneously) through a short, thin needle. After receiving injection training from a healthcare provider (HCP), Serostim® can be self-administered as prescribed by your HCP. Serostim® therapy should be carried out under the regular guidance of an HCP who is experienced in the diagnosis and management of HIV.

Serostim® should be administered using sterile, disposable syringes and needles.  Your HCP should talk to you about the importance of proper disposal, and how to obtain an appropriate container for the disposal of used syringes and needles. Needles and syringes should not be reused, and injection sites should be rotated to avoid localized tissue atrophy.

Never share a Serostim® needle with others. Serostim® medication and needles should never be shared with another person, even if the needle is changed. Sharing of treatment supplies may pose a risk of transmission of infection.

When taking Serostim®, you should be informed of the potential benefits and risks associated with treatment. Contact your HCP if you experience any side effects or discomfort during treatment with Serostim®. Your HCP can help counsel you on the management of common side effects.

Need help injecting Serostim®?

If the thought of giving yourself an injection concerns you, you are not alone. It’s natural to be uncomfortable about injecting yourself for the first time. Talk to your HCP about receiving training on how to properly inject Serostim®. The tools below can also help support the injection training you receive from an HCP.

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Serostim® Step By Step Injection Guide PDF download: how to inject Serostim®

Download the Serostim® Step By Step Injection Guide to help you prepare for and administer treatment

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Contact the Patient AXIS Center® for assistance

  • The Patient AXIS Center®offers injection training through a national network of registered nurses
  • Support is available to assist you with treatment education*
  • Call the Patient AXIS Center® at 1-877-714-AXIS (2947), Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM ET

Your HCP, pharmacist, or nurse can also help guide you before beginning treatment.

*An injection training order is required. If injection training is requested, the patient’s provider will be contacted to create the order prior to any training being scheduled.