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did you ever or do you have facial wasting (lipoatrophy)

Hi Nelson,Perhaps, the most annoying thing i have is facial wasting in temple region without even taking meds. I was wondering if you ever had this before you went on meds, or did you ever see your face shrinking before your own eyes in...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

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Randy:Yes , I had a mild to moderate case of facial wasting. I think I avoided it by dropping Zerit as soon as I read Dr Saint Marc's first report on Zerit and lipoatrophy in 1999.I got my face fixed with Bio-Alcamid in Tijuana... Read more »

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hi,i am a healhty 18year survior of hiv. my most recent cocktail is: Truvada 1aday,Viramue 200mg... Read more »

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I haven't ever before heard of using genotrope for limiting facial muscle wasting. Genotrope... Read more »
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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 »

Facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me about treatments that have helped them with facial wasting? My face just 'sunk', more or less, overnight. This is really bothersome and my doctor said there is nothing to be done. Please respond. Thank you.

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