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Hiv And Face Wasting

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face wasting without hiv meds.

Dr. Young,I am hoping you could perhaps give me an idea, i have recently started to experience significant lipoatrophy face loss from my face, especially at the top sides of my head under my hair. My cheeks do still look full, but it looks as if...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Lost-sorry to hear about your situation.You do point out a common misconception-- namely that HIV medications alone cause lipodystrophy. Recent studies make it painfully clear that other factors, like age, race, gender and most importantly,... Read more »

Face Wasting/Needs Repair

I've been HIV positive since about 1989. I've been on every medication known to man and... Read more »

Wasting Syndrome - sunken face

Why do I and some other people with AIDS have no trouble putting on muscle, but have not an ounce... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Facing HIV Is Easier With Skin Treatment

For some HIV patients, lipoatrophy, facial wasting associated with the disease and the medication prescribed for it, is a telltale sign of infection. The Food and Drug Administration in August 2004 approved Sculptra, an injectable form of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

About Face

"I have facial wasting and it's really depressing. When I walk down the street, I'm convinced people are staring at me and know that I'm positive. I've heard there's surgery to fix it. What can you tell me?" -- T.J., Halifax Dr. Andrew Denton ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Fat Wasting and HAART

Combination HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has many benefits, such as strengthening the immune system, improving overall health and dramatically lengthening survival. Newer formulations and combinations of HAART are generally well... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

France: Trends in Fat Wasting

Potent combination therapy for HIV infection, commonly called ART (antiretroviral therapy) or HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy), has saved and extended the lives of countless HIV-positive people. However, like all therapies, ART can have... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

New fill and facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has anyone used new-fill for facial wasting? I look like clint eastwood and want my old face back. I'm doing fine on the medications. T-Cells are 600 and viral load undetectable! My second chance at life!! Now I just want to be beautiful!

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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 »