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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...filler approved in the US for HIV-related lipoatrophy. It containspoly-L-lactic acid, a man-made product that has a long history of use inreconstructive surgery. It requires three to six sessions and a touch-up everyyear. It costs approximately $1,500 per office visit. The manufacturer has apatient assistance program (go to https://patientassistanceprogram.sanofi-aventis.us/default.aspx ). Radiesse: This product is alsoFDA...
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surgery with hiv

I NEED TO HAVE A HYSTERECTTOMY IS THIS SAFE AND WHAT SHOULD I BE LOOKING OUT FOR.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Patients with HIV generally due very well with surgery including hysterectomy. KH Read more »

Insurance coverage for oral surgery

Is there any program that covers the cost of oral surgery that exceeds what my dental insurance pays for? I am hiv+ (this year) and my teeth are crumbling and require removal/replacement. Dental insurance will only cover approx $2000.00 of an...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...and dentist) might result in approval but that is often a long shot. Often one has to do a little dental work/year (spread the cost over many years) in order to maximize the amount that is paid for by insurance (often a low cap per year, i.e.... Read more »

Hemorrhoids - part 2

Well, I am stupid lol. I subtmitted my question about the hemorrhoids without including my e-mail address. I'll keep it even shorter this time. I'm the 22 yr old male with HIV on Atripla with "internal" hemorrhoids. My bf is Neg.We had sex two...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...recommended. Your HIV specialist hopefully could get that set up for you. Most insurance programs in the US/NY would cover most of the costs of those type of evaluations. If not then hopefully there is a lcoal public hospital/clinic that can... Read more »

Plastic Surgery for Lipoatrophy

Hey, Dr. Frascino, I'm an HIV specialist in NZ and one of my patients was asking me about the use of hyaluronic acid to pad areas of lipoatrophy. I can't find good literature comparing different products in terms of duration of benefit, side...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...include:1.Post-injection recovery can be uncomfortable.2.Large volumes are needed for patients with moderate-to-severe facial lipoatrophy. 3.Costs in the U.S. are approximately $1,500 per visit, depending on the brand and volume administered.Leo,... Read more »
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The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

...Programs Clinical Trials Buyers' Club Seeking Help Health Insurance Health insurance usually covers most of the cost of your prescription drugs. The best way to get health insurance is to go to work for an employer who provides it.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

... Photo: PA IMAGERY With the ongoing economic crisis, plus the large number of people who are unemployed, and the mounting costs associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a way to offer much-needed... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Clinical Trials FAQ

...Trial? Can Anyone Join a Clinical Trial? What Are Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria? What Is Informed Consent? Does it Cost Anything to Join a Clinical Trial? What Is a Placebo? Are All Clinical Trials Sponsored by the... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...with your health care provider before stopping or switching anymedications. Injections, implants, and plastic surgery: Some people haveprocedures done to restore fullness in the face. Injections of fat or syntheticfat substitutes... Read more »
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rush surgery

Posted by alive2
...i had a feeling my ankle was really badly hurt, i just received a message from surgeon 1 day after i seen him, that i needed surgery to repair damage on my ankle, the swelling isnt getting better its getting worse, the knee keeps getting bigger,... Read more »

cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys Read more »

surgery for anal warts

Posted by bakcake, 3 Replies
...I am facing anal wart surgery in a week. i would like to know what happens step by step during the surgery Read more »

surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...when you have surgery do they test for hiv in your blood work Read more »