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How Much Does Polymehyl-methacrylate Cost

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... Photo: PA IMAGERY With the ongoing economic crisis, plus the large number of people who are unemployed, and the mounting costs associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a way to offer much-needed assistance to those who are uninsured and underinsured, or are being adversely affected by the rising costs of drug co-pays,
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legs and buttock wasting

Dear Dr, I have been HIV for 5 years now and was once on Tri-immune for two years that completely melted fats from my fleshy legs and butt. After that, the Dr suggested I try atripls and the results have been wonderful. Do you think there are any...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...and Newplastic. Artefill is available in the United States and Artecoll is approved in Europe, but these brands of PMMA are cost-prohibitive for non-facial soft tissue augmentation because of the greater product volume that is necessary. Here... Read more »

The best filler solution

Hi Dr. Thanks for you permanent help. What is, according to your knoledge and expertise (feedback) with other HIV people, the best filler solution that someone can look onto? One with the least complication, the smoothest with no side effects, in...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...called Artefill and is PMMA combined with bovine collagen. PMMA works well for facial lipoatrophy, but because of the high cost of Artefill is not used much for this purpose in U.S. Also, permanent filler injections should only be performed by... Read more »


I have currently had 5 Sculptra treatments...and probably 5 or so to go...happy with that...BUT, what to do about the hips (or lack thereof)????Are there treatments? My butt is just as bad as the pictures that one sees!! Thanks for any light that...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...may produce a good result, but may also produce a not so good result with discomfort, and a suboptimal aesthetic outcome. The cost of $15,000 and upwards is also a significant disincentive to have this procedure. PMMA (poly methyl methacrylate)... Read more »

PMMA in Brazil

My doctor went to a conference in and this doctor from Brazil, M.S. Serra, presented a new substance he is using for filling to treat lipodystrophy called PMMA (Poly Methyl Methacrylate). Have you ever heard about this doctor or PMMA? Do you know...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...acid) was just approved in the US for the same purpose and has probably had the best anecdotal success rate for durable benefit (cost typically $5000 for a full treatment in the US ). Collagen and other materials have also been tried. There is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Composition Tests

...also be a sign of health problems (see Fact Sheet 519 ). There are pluses and minuses for each method. Some have to do with cost. Also, a trained technician can often make a big difference in measurements. Try to use the same technique and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Clinical Trials FAQ

...Trial? Can Anyone Join a Clinical Trial? What Are Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria? What Is Informed Consent? Does it Cost Anything to Join a Clinical Trial? What Is a Placebo? Are All Clinical Trials Sponsored by the... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...product that has a long history of use inreconstructive surgery. It requires three to six sessions and a touch-up everyyear. It costs approximately $1,500 per office visit. The manufacturer has apatient assistance program (go to... Read more »
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Getting HIV Drugs

...Programs Clinical Trials Buyers' Club Seeking Help Health Insurance Health insurance usually covers most of the cost of your prescription drugs. The best way to get health insurance is to go to work for an employer who provides it.... Read more »
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Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for outpatient drugs. I have come to understand that Atripla costs close to $1500 per MONTH. Both our salaries are under $25,000. Anyone have any ideas? PS We live in... Read more »

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cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys Read more »

Cost of Meds

Posted by Doyle, 6 Replies
...Just curious as to how much Hiv meds cost. I get mine free but was curious as to where i could find a list of the meds and the price of them. Read more »