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temporal wasting from Kaletra?
Jun 22, 2007

doctor, I think I have a bit of temporal wasting and I am scared. I dont want AIDS announced on my face. What is causing it? I am just on Kaletra. CD4 390.and undetectable viral load. How can I prevent it, if not fix it? HELP

Response from Dr. Pierone

Hello, and thanks for posting.

Facial lipoatrophy is not typically a complication of Kaletra but sometimes lipoatrophy is reflective of a cumulative effect of antiretroviral therapy and aging. There is very effective treatment with facial fillers such as Sculptra and Radiesse and there are HIV-specific patient assistance programs for both products. Good luck!

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