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How Do I Treat Lipoatrophy

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Radiesse for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

On December 22, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration approved Radiesse, an injectable (under the skin) implant to restore or correct signs of facial lipidatrophy, or fat loss, in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Radiesse, a sterile,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Liquid Injectable Silicone Effective, Safe for Treating HIV Patients With Facial Lipoatrophy: Study

Research in British Columbia, Canada, indicates that liquid injectable silicone administered properly has potential as a safe, effective, natural feeling treatment for patients with HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy (FLA). The researchers tested... Read more »

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Calvin Cohen

Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on lipoatrophy (fat loss), which took place on April 26, 2006, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by Dr. Cal Cohen... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Sculptra for Buttock Lipoatrophy (Reply)

An earlier post inquired about the possible use of Sculptra to treat fat loss in the buttocks. As Dr. Henry pointed out, because of the volume of Sculptra needed, the cost would be prohibitive.Another filler may be the answer, however. A doctor in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thank you for posting that information on Artefill. As another reader pointed out, Artefill is also very expensive though may last longer than Sculptra. KH... Read more »

CD4 Count/Any procedure for Lipoatrophy?

Hi....My CD4s have always been somewhat low since I was diagnosed with HIV in 1992. I suffer from severe lipoatrophy (limited to my face). My latest CD4 count was 19. Do I run a greater risk of infection if I were to have ANY kind of procedure...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. With an absolute CD4+ lymphocyte count of 19 you would be at greater risk of infection from any procedure to treat lipoatrophy. The good news is that the risk of infection from facial fillers is very low to begin with.... Read more »

antirretrovirals and lipoatrophy

hello doctor which is the real future risk of developing lipodystrophy or lipoatrophy?, my current treatment is Epzicom and nevirapine, I have a weak lipoatrophy in the legs and ass (took 1 year of treatment). this is progressive lipoatrophy?, the...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
You are on a low risk HIV antiretroviral combination when it comes to lipoatrophy. But some studies have shown that 10 percent of people on lipoatrophy friendly combos may have loss of more than 10 percent of their fat under the skin after a... 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 »
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Lipoatrophy correction

Posted by ConFe, 1 Reply
I've been told about BioAlcamid to correct lipoatrophy, Does anybody have comments about this product. Also I'd like to know the Doctor's name who is in Tijuana Mexico? a friend of mine told me that This Doctor is the best to correct lipoatrophy.... 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 »


Posted by Focus_Forward, 1 Reply
We are currently conducting research related to patients who are suffering from HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy. As a current sufferer of HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy, we would like to invite you to participate in an online bulletin board to... Read more »

Lipoatrophy Center

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies
I was looking for that pop-up and here it is. It's something new at the BODY and includes personal interviews. Mostly has to do with reversing the effects of Lipoatrophy with cosmetic surgery I believe: ... Read more »