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Facial Wasting And Aids

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Is HIV/AIDS facial wasting inevitable

I recently received an AIDS diagnoses after being tested. CD4 100 and VL 103,000. i've been on Stribild since then. Prior to getting tested I experienced muscle mass loss significant enough that it was the thing that triggered me to go get...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I don't believe that HIV/AIDS facial wasting is inevitable because I have patients I have been taking care of for over 20 years and they don't have it. Current antiretroviral regimens are much less likely to produce lipoatrophy than older... Read more »

AIDS Wasting in the Facial Area

I have been successful at maintaining great body mass in all areas except for my buttocks and face.... Read more »

facial wasting, body wasting

hi,i am a healhty 18year survior of hiv. my most recent cocktail is: Truvada 1aday,Viramue 200mg... 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 »
Body Positive

Fighting Wasting

On March 24, 2000, Nutritionists In AIDS Care (NIAC) and the AIDS Wasting Foundation (AWF) presented an all-day conference at Hunter College in New York City. The conference was entitled "Progressive Management of AIDS Wasting: 2000," and one of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness and... 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

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 »

Facial Wasting?

Posted by Anonymous
Please help!! I have been told that there is a wasting condition assicated with HIV. In particular wasting of the face . Is it remotely possible that this wasting can start right away( within 3-4 months of infection) I am scared so far all my test... Read more »