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How Do You Know If You Have Lipoatrophy

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Ask the Experts

Nelson, do you know when Medicare will pay for facial lipoatrophy sessions?

Nelson, I read about the Medicare decision to cover facial lipoatrophy treatments. Is that set up yet? I am not depressed but am very self conscious about my face. Thanks for all you do for all of us.
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
I sent an email to Medicare and got some replies from them. It is still too early to tell how they will set it up. Read more in my blog:http://survivinghiv.blogspot.com/2010/04/update-on-medicares-decision-to-help.htmlNelson Vergel Read more »

Lipoatrophy from Truvada Norvir Reyataz?

I am taking Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada for 20 months. I found out I was positive and think I could... Read more »

Lipoatrophy after stopping meds?

Hi doc, my worries may seem trivial considering the conditions that many face, but I'd like to know... Read more »
Articles
The Body PRO

ACTG 5202 Substudy Finds Little Lipoatrophy but Signs of Bone Loss Across the Board; Devil Is in the Details

...HIV who are taking their meds suffer from changes in fat. The changes could be accumulation of abdominal, or trunk, fat; or lipoatrophy, which is wasting of fat in the periphery, in the arms and legs. So that's why we looked at those two issues. ... Read more »
The Body

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

... Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on lipoatrophy (fat loss), which took place on Nov. 1, 2005, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated Read more »
Surviving HIV

Second Bioplasty Congress in Mexico: PMMA for Facial and Buttock Lipoatrophy

...Brazil, and Colombia came to share experiences on the use of PMMA (polymethylacrylate) to treat HIV related facial and buttock lipoatrophy and other non HIV related physical abnormalities. Bioplasty is a technique of inyectable implantation done... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Lipoatrophy, the Ongoing Problem

...injections every year for the rest of my life. It doesn't take long for me to realize that my options are few when it comes to lipoatrophy or facial fat loss, a severe side effect of HIV treatment and perhaps a direct effect of co-habitating with... Read more »
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Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
...torso and belly bigger. Of course, at the time I was still in denial about my HIV symptoms, so I never saw a doctor. Today, my lipoatrophy symptoms have gotten worse and more frequent. It's not very noticeable to others, except when family... Read more »

Lipoatrophy Center

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies
...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: http://www.thebody.com/lipo/index.html Anyone ever had any... Read more »

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 Read more »

lipoatrophy treatment in Philly?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have been searching for someone who will provide the new sculptra treatment for facial lipoatrophy in the Philadelphia area. I have had no luck with my search. Either the doctor is not aware of the procedure or insurance is Read more »