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How Common Is Facial Wasting

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Is facial wasting so common?

Hello Dr Young.I see a lot of postings these days on facial wasting. Even Dr Bob said he's had it. Is it really so common? I am a 29 yr old black female who started therapy some weeks ago with a CD4 of 260 and viral load 13,000. As I am on Zerit...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Thanks for your note.Facial lipoatrophy is pretty common, particularly among persons receiving d4T. In the ongoing Gilead 903 study, 4% of persons who received d4T with 3TC/Sustiva developed lipoatrophy at 1 year, 12% at 2 years.I've not started... 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 »

what are the best drugs to prevent facial wasting

I have been diagnosed about 2 months ago. I am going to start my treatment next month. Do you have... Read more »
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Treating My Facial Wasting

...meantime, my friends, please be well. Mark To contact Mark, click here . Episode Seven: Treating My Facial Wasting var first = new... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

France: Trends in Fat Wasting

...pill called Kivexa) tenofovir + FTC (coformulated into one pill called Truvada) These nukes have not been linked to fat wasting. Still, long-term monitoring of HIV-positive people taking these and other medicines is important in case new... 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 Read more »
Mark King

A Facial Wasting Update

... Hello my friends, There was a lot of interest in my earlier video blog " Treating My Facial Wasting ," so I wanted to give you an update by taking you along on my third visit to Dr. Gerald Pierone . The earlier blog covered Read more »
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Treatment for facial wasting CMS

Posted by dickspoz
...CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services closed a public comment period on the treatment for facial wasting a couple of months ago. All the comments I read were heavy in favor of providing reimbursement, however, I have not been able Read more »

Treatment facial wasting - CMS

Posted by dickspoz
...CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services closed a public comment period on the treatment for facial wasting a couple of months ago. All the comments I read were heavy in favor of providing reimbursement, however, I have not been able 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 Read more »