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How To Prevent Facial Wasting When You Are Hiv Positive

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Best drug treatments to prevent facial wasting

Im a 43 year old male who became HIV positive 24 months ago. I just started taking HIV medications when my CD4 count dropped to 500 and viral load increased to over 17,000. My doctor put me on Truvada and Sustiva for 6 months now and my CD4 count is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. I am not aware of any studies that show less lipoatrophy with Isentress compared with Sustiva. There would probably be less risk of lipoatrophy with Kaletra, but the trade off would be more side effects and greater... Read more »

How best to prevent facial wasting after treatment interruption?

I have been on a drug "holiday" for the past 18 months, after 12 years of HIV therapy. I... Read more »

Alternatives to d4T to prevent facial wasting?

I was recently diagnosed with HIV, and am starting combination therapy. I am very concerned about... 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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Unknown, Negative or Positive? Using Knowledge of HIV Status as an HIV Prevention Strategy

As front-line workers in HIV prevention, it is important to understand what prevention strategies clients are using and how they understand the risks associated with them. A common HIV prevention strategy used by gay men and other men who have sex... Read more »
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Fat Wasting and HAART

Combination HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) has many benefits, such as strengthening the immune system, improving overall health and dramatically lengthening survival. Newer formulations and combinations of HAART are generally well... 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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