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Dealing With Facial Wasting And Hiv

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Facial Wasting: Non-HIV related reasons

I recently had a HIV test because of noticeable loss of fat from my cheeks and hollowing temples but the results were negative for HIV and also Syphillis which was good news but I am still wasting away, so in a way it's even worse. Do you know...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

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There are several reasons, including congenital conditions, for facial and peripheral fat wasting. Because you are not experiencing HIV infection, my first thought is to head to your doctor (or endocrinologist, perhaps?) to see about issues that... Read more »

Facial wasting early on HIV

Hi Doctor:I am asking my question here because on your lipodystrophy forum there doesn't seem... Read more »

Facial wasting early on HIV

Hi Doctor: I am asking my question here because on your lipodystrophy forum there doesn't seem... Read more »
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FAQs About Facial Wasting

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Facial Wasting forum ! Basics and Prevention | Treatment | Insurance | Personal Stories Basics and Prevention Newly diagnosed: Which meds should I choose to avoid lipoatrophy? How long should I... Read more »
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Why Your Dentist Needs to Know About Your Facial Fillers

In the early 2000s, facial wasting -- the loss of the fatty layer just under the skin on the face, particularly in the cheeks -- was a real concern for people with HIV on anti-HIV therapy. With its signature sunken cheeks and resulting gaunt... Read more »
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Fat Wasting and HAART

Combination HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has many benefits, such as strengthening the immune system, improving overall health and dramatically lengthening survival. Newer formulations and combinations of HAART are generally well... Read more »
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France: Trends in Fat Wasting

Potent combination therapy for HIV infection, commonly called ART (antiretroviral therapy) or HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy), has saved and extended the lives of countless HIV-positive people. However, like all therapies, ART can have... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. All that is required to stay healthy and alive can leave an everlasting mark! I'm referring to... Read more »

facial wasting * any help/support appreciated

Posted by boston781, 3 Replies
I've been HIV+ since '91. I'm currently on fuzeon & other meds. I am so depressed over my sunken cheeks. I'm doing well healthwise being on this regimen. If anyone knows or has any suggestions on where to find help in the Boston area I'd... Read more »

facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello All,
I've become obsessive with my concern with facial wasting. I've been positive for over 20 years, and have been very fortunate as I've not developed any AIDS related disorders. However, 3 years ago I was diagnosed with type II diabetes,... Read more »

living with facial wasting

Posted by chrisFFF, 1 Reply
Hello,
I wanted to write because I have recently started a website to help people living with facial wasting. Lipoatrophy is a pretty emotional issue to deal with, and I wanted to have a place for people to connect about it and find out how to treat... Read more »