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How Do I Take Care Of Facial Wasting

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Wasting Syndrome

Hormone levels can affect the metabolism. HIV seems to change some hormone levels including testosterone and thyroid. Also, cytokines play a role in wasting. Cytokines are proteins that produce inflammation to help the body fight infections. People with HIV have very high levels of cytokines. This makes the body produce more fats and sugars, but less protein. Unfortunately, these factors can work together to create a "downward spiral." For...
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Facial wasting, implants to correct

Thanks for your assistence. I am currently in Brazil, and have been trying to find out about procedures to assist in correcting facial wasting, at the suggestion of several doctors in the US and also friends. I have been positive since 1983, with...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Be careful with remedies for facial wasting! There are a lot of nightmare stories on the web. You may want to have your MD examine your serum lactate level and consider switching off of the zerit(D4T). That may not restore your fat, but it may keep... Read more »

Facial wasting

I understand that there is a clinical trial going on for llipodystrophy and facial wasting.Something that makes the body produce more collagen?I've met with several plastic surgeons about my facial wasting and they've said there is nothing...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Facial wasting is one of the most troubling symptoms of lipodystrophy. There are several small studies that have suggested that the substitution of other nucleoside RT inhibitors (nukes) for Zerit has resulted in improvements. This of course would... Read more »

Doctors in LA for affordable treatment of facial wasting

I have been approved for the Radiesse for facial wasting compassionate care program, but now am having a hard time finding a doctor in the Los Angeles area who will do the procedure for minimal cost. Most seem to adjust their fees to match the total...
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 wish that there were more doctors who would perform these procedures at a discounted rate for financially strapped patients. I have been encouraging some of my colleagues to consider a sliding scale fee schedule for... Read more »

Help With Facial Wasting, Where?

Dear Sirs, Could you please help me locate some one who is competent at working with "Fascian" injections for facial wasting. I live in Hawaii. Is there some one in my area or on the west coast who is successfully performing this kind...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Hawaii,I would look carefully at that process. Please read the questions and stories from about a month ago about this process. It is not all it is advertised! Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.... 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
Has anyone found a way to deal with facial wasting? I'm not on treatment yet but still have terrible facial wasting.

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question about facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous
Is facial wasting from the disease or the meds ?

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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 »