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Cosmetic Sculptra Risks And Advantages

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...for once-daily dosing. While it could be taken without the ritonavir boost, atazanavir boosted and unboosted were compared head to head in a study done a few years ago, and it was observed that boosted atazanavir had enough advantages both in terms of an increased likelihood of suppression, as well as minimizing the risk of resistance in those whose viral load was not fully suppressed. Since then, studies have pursued ways in which treatment...
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HIV transmission from cosmetics/ make up

Hello Doctor,Thank you for all you do- it has helped my OCD enormously all the way here in South Africa. Every situation I face I see as a potential threat. So.....for my question.I had to buy some new foundation/base and the lady at the counter...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Paola,The HIV-acquisition risk from the application of cosmetics is completely nonexistent. If HIV were transmitted that easily, it would have wiped out the planet (or at least all the gals Read more »


I am HIV positive currently taking Atripla and healthy. I have undergone botox treatments and am wondering if Perlane for facial cosmetic treatment is okay to have.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Perlane is a hyaluronic acid filler similar in composition to Restylane and Juvederm. It is thicker than Restylane because it was designed with more cross-linking between the hyaluronic acid molecules. There is no problem using it for someone who... Read more »

Is cosmetic surgery safe

I have had an increasingly difficult time finding literature on the effects of routine cosmetic surgery (lipo, breast reduction) for men with HIV, I am 27 and recently diagnosed. Am I eligible?Thank you in advance
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...For people with HIV who are well and on HIV medications with an undetectable viral load, cosmetic surgery should be as safe as in the general population. Sometimes the greater challenge is findng a surgeon to do the work. Sugeons Read more »

cosmetic procedures and risk?

I am HIV pos,tcell 700+, VL 2000, no problems. I started meds almost 2 years ago. I always had a thin face but now I am noticing it looks worse. I am interested in trying out the new filler called Restylane. To fill in wrinkles, lips etc. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The FDA has approved Resylane as an injectable for wrinkles on the fact. I have not seen any good studies of its use for lipoatrophy. There are lots of choices out there for injectables--I would often defer to the experience of the plastic surgeon... Read more »

An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

Brand Name: Sculptra Other Name(s): New-Fill, PLA, PLLA Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Poly-L-lactic acid, also known as PLLA, is the main ingredient of Sculptra, also known as New-Fill. Sculptra is a powder that is... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss important to stress to them that fillers arerequired to restore facial features lost to HIV drug treatment, not simply forcosmetic purposes. On a positive note, Medicare has recently decided to pay for facial fillersfor HIV+ people on... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Older Women: An Overlooked Group Calling Attention to Transmission and Prevention Getting Tested for HIV HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impactspeople of all ages, including older... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

Was I taken advantage of?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I just posted on the "Am I Infected?" thread and after doing so I began to think, "Was I taken advantage of?" I'm a 16 girl and I had sex with a 25 year old women. It happened while i was visiting with my father one weekend about Read more »