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

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also stores energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat...
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Sculptra for cheeckbones

Dear Dr.I have a very marked face wasting, I have been on Atripla for a year now, however I started having face fillers 4 years ago, when I started to notice my facial wasting. Radiesse seems to work very well in the hollow areas under the...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Many people have very little tissue between the cheekbone and the skin and this does not preclude injection into this region. In fact, it is a very common area for volume augmentation and the results are usually quite... Read more »

What can be done after the fact for facial lipoatrophy?

My facial wasting has become more and more pronounced. What can be done to replace the missing fat?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There are two general strategies for this problem. The first is to remove the offending agent from the antiretroviral cocktail. One culprit is AZT, which is also known as zidovudine or Retrovir. AZT is also contained in Combivir and Trizivir. The... Read more »

Financial assistance for facial wasting

Is there a way I could explore assistance for facial wasting repair? I am in the mist of job hunting and I just do not feel good about the way I look, ,in fact wondering if it is not what lead to me losing my last job after a Bells Palsey incident...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There is a patient assistance program for Sculptra sponsored by Dermik, the company that produces the product. They may be reached at 866-268-7326. For persons with an income under $40,000 per year, the product is available free, and there is a... Read more »

About Sculptra and where to have it done?

Dear Dr. Pierone, Considering Sculptra tx for my cheeks but very unsure about where I can have it done and the expense. I had a consultation with a plastic surgeon near where I live in Roanoke, VA who seems to be the only one in this area who has/...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. This topic of affordability of the treatment sessions for Radiesse and Sculptra comes up all the time. It seems logical that if someone qualifies for assistance to receive the product, then they would probably have... Read more »
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Amprenavir (Agenerase)

What Is Amprenavir? Amprenavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Agenerase ® . It was manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Manufacture of amprenavir was discontinued in October 2007. It is being replaced... Read more »
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Protease Inhibitors in Development

Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors in Development PIs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors... Read more »
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Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors NNRTIs in Development NNRTIs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are being tested against HIV: Fact Sheet 410 : nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase... Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? Some people who start... Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Feeling Helpless in the Medical Community

Posted by everopen, 5 Replies
I submitted this letter in another forum (Ask the Experts / Mental Health and HIV) but it was never addressed. I submitted it to the Treatment-Experienced HIVers last night, but I see that theres been no replys on that forum since late June. So Im... Read more »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

HIV FROM CONDOMS AFER FACT?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of catching hiv when: You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »