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Fat Transplant And Hiv

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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. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is...
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fat transplant

Hi. In your response of Dec. 30 you advise against fat transplant. However, in a number of news articles and adds from beauty clinics it is reported/advertised that a sort of stemm cells can be extracted from abdominal fat and when transplanted to...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Fat transplant is plagued by inconsistent results and low survival of transplanted fat cells. It is an expensive procedure and some people with HIV do not have the superficial fat stores necessary for transplant.... Read more »

facial wasting options - fat transplant or Sculptra

after taking videx, sustiva and ziagen for more that ten yrs I was finally switched to atripla this past June. Facial wasting is very noticable and I almost had a face lift for improvements but changed my mind. Now I've been asking what would...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. I don't think that fat transplant for HIV lipoatrophy is generally a good thing because of the variability of results, high cost, and eventual loss of the fat. The two approved treatments for HIV lipoatrophy in... Read more »

Sculptra or Fat Transplant

I have a light form of lipoatrophy in my face and i am thinking about 'filling it up'.Is it better to go with Sculptra or with Fat transplant?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Fat transfer is expensive and problematic. Many pozitoids don't have excess fat elsewhere to transfer, and if the pathologic process that led to the fat loss initially is still ongoing, the transferred fat can be rapidly lost.... Read more »

fat fat fat....

I take reyataz norvir and truvada. I have fat on my gut breast back and hump. I am only 5'3" almost 200lbs. I work out 5 to 6 times a week for 1.5 to 2 hours a day. I have been speed walking 5 to 6 miles 3 times a week for 7 years now with...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A full clinical, nutrition, hormone assessment is recommended. You may be sensitive to the fat effects of your HIV regimen if not other contributing causes found. Unclear whether switch to an alternative regimen (such as raltegravir or efavirenz)... Read more »
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Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »

Nucleomaxx?? Has it really increase facial fat??

Posted by whatifman, 1 Reply
hi. i'm not an hiv-aid patient but i have very sunken facial features. and alot of ppl have said i dont look healthy, but my body is normal. it say nucleomaxx regenerate facial fat, so i was wondering, would it be possible to take this and will it... Read more »

Loosing Body Fat

Posted by TwinsDad, 3 Replies
Hello Group,

I was infected 5 months ago and I have been noticing that I am loosing a lot of body fat. My hands and legs have been loosing a lot of fat. I didn't get any stomach symptoms, just headeaches and night sweats, mild fever during sero... Read more »

Research suggests microbial cause of fat changes

Posted by Anonymous
You must, I repeat, must read this article from the New York Times magazine, available online at Technically, the article is about obesity, but reveals that fat changes in the... Read more »