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Washington, D.C.: Why Whitman-Walker Health Is Offering Botox to HIV Patients

April 16, 2014

This article was reported by the Washington Business Journal.

The Washington Business Journal reported that Washington D.C.'s Whitman-Walker Health, a health center that specializes in HIV care, recently began offering Botox and Juvederm to its patients. The injectable fillers are used to treat HIV patients who suffer from lipodystrophy, or facial wasting. Having this ailment can cause depression in HIV patients as it can reveal their diagnosis. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services covers the cost of fillers if a patient is HIV-positive.

The health center, which some believe only treats poor HIV patients, provides many other services that are open to the general population. It offers primary care,

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See Also
An HIVer's Guide to Metabolic Complications
TheBody.com's Lipoatrophy Resource Center
Ask a Question About Facial Wasting at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums
More News and Viewpoints on Facial Wasting and HIV/AIDS

Reader Comments:

Comment by: Ben (NYC) Sun., Apr. 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm EDT
Botox is not a facial filler. Did you miswrite what procedures these people are having done?
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