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How Long Does Facial Wasting Last

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How long after treatment would facial wasting start?

how long after starting treatment does facial wasting start? is there any typical time frame and what makes one more susceptible?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
If facial lipoatrophy occurs, it generally develops in a gradual manner over the course of months to years. There are genetic factors that make some individuals more susceptible to both lipoatrophy and lipohypertrophy. The choice of the... Read more »

facial wasting: will fat return?

I have facial wasting and have switched meds to try to stop it from continuing, if it will return... Read more »

Bio-alcamid safe for facial wasting?

Have you heard of bio-alcamid? I know someone who just had a treatment in Mexico to correct his... Read more »
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FAQs About Facial Wasting

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Facial Wasting forum ! Basics and Prevention | Treatment | Insurance | Personal Stories Basics and Prevention Newly diagnosed: Which meds should I choose to avoid lipoatrophy? How long should I... Read more »
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Why Your Dentist Needs to Know About Your Facial Fillers

In the early 2000s, facial wasting -- the loss of the fatty layer just under the skin on the face, particularly in the cheeks -- was a real concern for people with HIV on anti-HIV therapy. With its signature sunken cheeks and resulting gaunt... Read more »
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Second Bioplasty Congress in Mexico: PMMA for Facial and Buttock Lipoatrophy

I attended the second International Congress on Bioplasty in Guadalajara last week. Here is the program in Spanish: www.bioplastia.org.mx/es/programa.php . Cosmetic and dermatology physicians from Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia came... Read more »
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Wasting Syndrome

What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness and... 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 »