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Face Fillers For People With Hiv

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The Well Project

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

...been approved bythe FDA for HIV-related lipodystrophy. If you are considering a treatment, getas much information as you can about the choices available to you. Thelong-term effects are unknown and results can be different from person toperson. It is important to consult with a plastic surgeon or dermatologistexperienced in treating HIV-related lipodystrophy. If you are planning on usinga treatment, and especially if you plan to go outside...
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Mini Facelift ?

I'm 47 and started Isentress/Truvada in July 2009. I'm doing great, undetectable and around 700 CD4s.Even before starting meds I did notice my cheeks were very slightly sunken. I suppose this could be a combination of HIV as well as natural aging....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...people with excessive or saggy skin, especially in the neck region. For mild lipoatrophy or typical age-related changes, facial fillers are a better option. There is no reason that someone with HIV cannot have a facelift. Some surgeons are... Read more »

Artefill for Lipoatrophy

Dr. Pierone, can you recommend Artefill for minor depressions in the face caused by HIV and or medications? I am wanting something that is more permanent. ThanksWayne
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...days prior to administration of this agent. This product performs very well and represents a legitimate treatment option for people with "injection fatigue". However, it is very expensive and since it is not approved for HIV lipoatrophy there is... Read more »

New Integrase inhibitor and lipodystrophy risk

There is a once a day integrase inhibitor with a non-PI booster coming up soon, isn't there? What is the integrase inhibitor called and what class does the booster belong to? Setting aside the relative newness of these drugs (and therefore the...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...they have been on HIV medications. There is also thinning and drooping of the face that comes with natural aging, and facial fillers can be used to treat this process as well. Good luck! Read more »

PMMA in the legs

Hello, i would likr to know if you know people who did PMMA injectios in the leg. I have an appointement with Dr.Marcio Serra in Rio in 2 weeks. My Doctor in Canada sad that he would not do it if was me, that not always work and the implant can move...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...you have probably been to Rio and back by the time of this answer. Dr. Serra in Rio has a good reputation and has treated many people with HIV with PMMA for lipoatrophy of the face and body. PMMA is probably the best all around permanent filler... Read more »
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Mask, or, Losing Face

...is to lose one's spirit, which is truly the 'face', the dancing mask, the right to incarnate a spirit ... It is the veritable persona which is at stake ..." Marcel Mauss You almost certainly wouldn't notice it if you saw me, but I wear a... Read more »
AIDSinfo

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

...a powder that is mixed with water and then injected into the skin. Sculptra belongs to the class of medicines called dermal fillers. Injecting Sculptra into facial skin may give it a firmer, fuller appearance. PLLA is used in many medical... Read more »
Project Inform

Medicare Expands Coverage for Treating Facial Lipodystrophy Syndrome in People Living With HIV

...symptoms of depression due to the appearance changes from facial LDS. The injections included in today's coverage decision are "fillers" that have been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to be injected under the skin in the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Complications Reported in Some Recipients of Bio Alcamid

...anti-HIV drugs used today are not associated with this problem. However, for people in whom these problems have occurred, facial fillers may be an option. One such filler, Bio Alcamid (polyalkylimide), is considered a permanent implant. Reports... Read more »
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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 »

BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL!

Posted by bradford
...gel polymer, replaces depleted fat tissue, restoring the natural fullness and contours of the face. Unlike other injectable fillers that are commonly used in cosmetic enhancement, Bio-Alcamid acts like a gel prosthesis that becomes encapsulated... Read more »

The faces of HIV...

Posted by still_here, 4 Replies
this is spectacular!!! http://www.msnbc.com/modules/interactive.aspx?type=ss&launch= 12662539,3032542&pg=1 Read more »