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How Long Does Bio-alcamid Take To Work

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To rock the boat or not: A BioAlcamid Dilemma

Hi Doctor,I have been trying to combat facial wasting since 2001, when I took my first scary trip to Tijuana for NewFill treatments. Those first treatments were disappointing -- I ended up with nodules in my temples at the time. When Sculptra got...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Yours is a difficult situation, but these are my thoughts.Bioalcamid has fallen out of favor because a number of studies have documented the risk of adverse events from this agent. Probably the most troubling issue is... Read more »

Lipodystrophy, Sculptra and Bio Alcamid

Hello, I'd like to share some of my experience with facial fillers. I have had 7 treatments of... Read more »

alternatives in the near future for new-fill or bio-alcamid

Hi Nelson,I was wondering what agents other than new-fill or bio-alcamid might work wonderfully for... Read more »
The Body

Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, March 16, 2009

..."Liminal:Subliminal: Sublime," is curated by Bernard Leibov. HIV & FACIAL/BODY FAT   Bad Reaction to Bio-Alcamid About a year and a half ago I had Bio-Alcamid (poly-alkyl-imide) treatments for my sunken cheeks. After... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Facing Up to It

...something to change his face. In this detailed report, Matt recounts his trip to Tijuana, Mexico where he received injections of Bio-Alcamid. Our faces are the windows of good health. The face, along with body weight, is often the barometer of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Complications Reported in Some Recipients of Bio Alcamid

...with this problem. However, for people in whom these problems have occurred, facial fillers may be an option. One such filler, Bio Alcamid (polyalkylimide), is considered a permanent implant. Reports over the past several years suggest a... Read more »
The Body

The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, November 2, 2009

...HIV/HAART & Having Children HIV Prevention Strange but True HIV/HAART COMPLICATIONS   Bio-Alcamid and the Risk of Infection I understand that there is a risk of late infection after the use of Bio-Alcamid... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...restore the natural appearance in the face for people living with HIV antiretroviral drug induced Lipoatrophy. The product, called Bio-Alcamid or polyalkylimide made by Polymekon, an Italian company, is a synthetic gel made up of 96% water and 4%... Read more »


Posted by bradford
...The arrival of Bio-Alcamid is exceptional news to men and women suffering from Lipoatrophy, the disfiguring condition that is often a result of the antiretroviral Read more »

Bio-Alcamid Subsidy Program

Posted by Anonymous treatment. The only issue is that you'd have to come to Canada (Bio-Alcamid was approved here in March). We've worked with the Canadian distributor of Bio-Alcamid to get discounts for people who are in financial need (less than... Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »