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

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is...
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Can Prescription Drugs or Supplements, Vitamins effect HIV Test Results?

Hi Dr. Bob,I sent you an e-mail last week. I'm the one who performed CPR on the AIDS Victim at an accident scene. I performed the CPR on July 25th and went to my health department on October 25th ( exactly 3 months ) to have the blood test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello CPR Lady,Your fears continue to be unwarranted and irrational. There is no reason to second guess your definitively negative HIV-antibody test results. Neither vitamins nor medications to treat shingles will affect the validity of your... Read more »

HIV+ and looking for independent health insurance with prescription coverage: where to start?

My partner of two years is HIV+ and is about to start taking HIV medications. He cannot afford them, but he does not qualify for state assistance. He has also been denied by the drug assistance programs offered by the drug makers. Our last resort is...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Your partner would have to apply for an individual health policy. Unfortunately, since he doesn't currently have coverage and he is HIV+, he might not be able to get an individual policy. If he does, he would be considered to have a... Read more »

HIV and addicted to prescription pain pills

My daughter is HIV positive. She takes meds for the HIV, however she has a doctor for Infectious Disease, a psychiatrist, and one she gets pain pills from that was treating her for a knee injury from a car accident. My concern is that I believe...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You are right to be concerned. She should definitely have her doctors communicate with one another, if they aren't already doing so. Each doctor should know what other medications she is taking.However, the fact that she is taking these... Read more »

Prescription Drugs

I am 63 and have been HIV+ for over 20 years.I recently began medications (Viread/Trizivir).What I would like to know is how I get information about what will happen when I am eligible for medicare and will need to get my meds.At this moment I have...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If you retire at age 65 (or any time on or after 1/1/06), there will be an Rx benefit under Medicare that you would be eligible for by applying for Medicare Part D. More information on Medicare Part D will be published as we get closer to the... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

Posted by bradford
HIV/AIDS drugs saved my life!

From the time I was told I had six months to live by an AIDS specialist in 1985, I learned from other people infected with HIV and included supplements and complementary therapies. These kept me healthy and were... Read more »

AIDS Treatment News on Denialists

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
John S. James, AIDS Treatment News

AIDS Treatment Improves Survival: Answering the "AIDS Denialists"

by Bruce Mirken

A sharp decline in AIDS deaths in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia began in 1996, coinciding with the widespread... Read more »

NEW HIV/AIDS TREATMENT

Posted by MICA_INC
SEEKING CLINICAL TRIALS SPONSORSHIP & VOLUNTEERS

We are trying to get HIV Groups & Organizations, Medical and Pharmaceutical Institutions, and Universities and the Medical & Scientific Communities aware, informed and interested in MM-1,...
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NEW HIV/AIDS TREATMENT

Posted by MICA_INC, 2 Replies
SEEKING CLINICAL TRIALS SPONSORSHIP & VOLUNTEERS

We are trying to get HIV Groups & Organizations, Medical and Pharmaceutical Institutions, and Universities and the Medical & Scientific Communities aware, informed and interested in MM-1,...
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