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Do I Need To Take Bio-alcamid

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Bio-Alcamid Subsidy Program

Posted by Anonymous
I wanted to let people know that we've developed a subsidy program for people interested in receiving a bio-alcamid treatment. The only issue is that you'd have to come to Canada (Bio-Alcamid was approved here in March). We've worked with the... Read more »


Posted by bradford
The arrival of Bio-Alcamid is exceptional news to men and women suffering from Lipoatrophy, the disfiguring condition that is often a result of the antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection and AIDS.


Bio-alcamid Subsidy Program Venice (Italy)

Posted by Anonymous
Hi guys, good news,
did you know that here is a subsidy program for facial lipoatrophy treatment
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Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
My new number are in......

cd4 329 up to 331
29% up to 34% thats pretty huge.. I am happy!
<50 still <50

Going to have to work on these dam cd4 numbers. Less worry probably would be good..

Heading off to Denver tomorrow for 4 days, probably will... Read more »
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bio-alcamid complications

HelloYou mention a few times of late onset complications of bio-alcamid. Can you describe how one would know that an infection is occuring (symptoms?) You also mention that you believe there are better options - but I am not sure I have seen you...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. The symptoms of infection include redness, increased warmth, swelling, and tenderness of the implant. If an infection occurs, it would become obvious quite quickly. The options for treatment of facial lipoatrophy that... Read more »

Bio-Alcamid infection

Hi,I have a Bio-Alcamid infection. It's not mild. I've already had one abscess incised and drained. My doc is leaving me on oral antibiotics unless another abscess develops, because he says unless there's an abscess, oral antibiotics...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Bioalcamid is generally injected into discrete areas that don't connect with each other. So an abscess in the left cheek would not necessarily connect with a bioalcamid depot in the temple or jawline. Only the infected implant needs to be... Read more »

Bio Alcamid/Sculptra/or other

Thanks very much for your response on "changing meds/facial wasting". We (my partner and I) have decided to wait on any changes as the dizziness and fatigue are managable. However, I'd like to get a very direct answer to what...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Both products, in the right hands, produce excellent results. it is much more important to focus on WHO will do the procedure than what product will be used. Pick a surgeon who is experienced, and make sure you see pictures of the results that... Read more »

New-Fill or Bio-Alcamid

Dr. Moyle,I was wondering which treatment seems to be more safe for usage in the long run. I am a bit concerned about the effects of foreign substances injected into the body but definitely need to do something. Your advice is valued! Thanks...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Well Jennifer, of those two only NewFill is fully biodegradeable but bioachimid despite being 'permanent' can actually (at least partially) be removed. Both substances have substantial long term safety experience, in fact substances like... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Complications Reported in Some Recipients of Bio Alcamid

As mentioned in our previous CATIE News story , some older anti-HIV agents have been associated with lipoatrophy, specifically changes in the appearance of the face. Most anti-HIV drugs used today are not associated with this problem. However, for... Read more »
Proyecto Inform

Los Pacientes Afrontan Más Complicaciones Con el Relleno Facial Bio-Alcamid

En una conferencia en Londres en noviembre de 2010, un estudio canadiense reportó que cerca de 1 de cada 25 personas que se hicieron rellenos faciales con Bio-Alcamid experimentaron infecciones en el sitio de la inyección. Este relleno suele... Read more »
Project Inform

Patients Face More Complications With Facial Filler, Bio-Alcamid

At a London conference in November 2010, a Canadian study reported that about 1 out of 5 people who got the facial filler called Bio-Alcamid experienced infections at the site of injections. The filler is often used to treat the loss of fat in the... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Book Review -- Captain Bio: "HIV Attacks!"

Tim Peters and Co., 1996 20 pages; $1.50 paper At the Fourth Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections inWashington, Peter Piot reminded us of the still-volatile and dynamic natureof the HIV pandemic and its impact on young... Read more »