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How To Manage Facial Wasting When You Are Hiv Positive

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How to manage facial wasting?

Over the last several months my face has collapsed and become sunken. In a matter of months I have visually aged 15 years. The rest of my body is fine and has not changed. I am 6'3" at 198 lbs. I am HIV pos for 20 years, T-cell count aprox...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Facial Wasting, This can be associated with HIV medication, you don't mention if you are taking any now. Changing meds or taking a holiday can certainly stop the progression. It occassionally gets better then, but not usually. There are... Read more »

Facial Body Wasting

Hi, I have recently been diagnosed positive. My CD4 count is 670 and my viral load is around 1200.... Read more »

insurance coverage for facial wasting

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FAQs About Facial Wasting

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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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Recommendations for HIV-Positive Inmates

Adapted and reprinted with permission from the 2000-2001 Medical Management of HIV by John G. Bartlett, M.D. and Joel E. Gallant, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The "HIV in Corrections" chapter was written by William... Read more »
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Fighting Wasting

On March 24, 2000, Nutritionists In AIDS Care (NIAC) and the AIDS Wasting Foundation (AWF) presented an all-day conference at Hunter College in New York City. The conference was entitled "Progressive Management of AIDS Wasting: 2000," and one of... 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
Hello All,
I've become obsessive with my concern with facial wasting. I've been positive for over 20 years, and have been very fortunate as I've not developed any AIDS related disorders. However, 3 years ago I was diagnosed with type II diabetes,... Read more »

facial wasting and newfill

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am considering a procedure using New-fill for severe facial wasting. Anyone familiar with this? Please give me any first or second hand information about this.
Thanks

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