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How To Treat Facial Wasting When You Have Hiv

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Wasting Syndrome

Hormone levels can affect the metabolism. HIV seems to change some hormone levels including testosterone and thyroid. Also, cytokines play a role in wasting. Cytokines are proteins that produce inflammation to help the body fight infections. People with HIV have very high levels of cytokines. This makes the body produce more fats and sugars, but less protein. Unfortunately, these factors can work together to create a "downward spiral." For...
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Facial wasting early on HIV

Hi Doctor:I am asking my question here because on your lipodystrophy forum there doesn't seem to be much activity lately.I became HIV + about a year ago, and started meds viramune/3tc/viread about 2 months later.Viral load is <50 and tcells...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I'm glad to hear you're doing well on your current therapy. It is one that is not to be expected to cause lipo to any significant extent, it is easy to take (4 pills/day) and doesn't seem to be causing you any significant side... Read more »

ThermaCool for facial wasting

I am 39 years old and have been HIV+ for 10 years. While my weight has been stable for years, lately I've noticed that my face is looking more drawn and gaunt with a mild sunken look to my cheeks. I've been reading a lot lately about...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
I would suggest seeking advice on www.facialwasting.orgGood luckGraeme... Read more »

need qualified plastic surgeon in Argentina for treating facial wasting

I have a moderate facial wasting. I feel my face is changing. This really depresses me a lot. I would like to know: where (I mean only in Paris, Mexico and US ? if not Is there a serious and qualified plastic surgeon in ARgentina who use PLA?)This...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I do not know. But I will post this to see if we get any suggestions.AF... Read more »

facial wasting

What non-surgical procedures can I do to stop facial wasting?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
When there is noticeable loss of facial fat in the setting of treated HIV infection a careful review or your current and past HIV treatment by your HIV specialist is a good place to begin. In many cases the HIV meds can be switched around to... 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 * any help/support appreciated

Posted by boston781, 3 Replies
I've been HIV+ since '91. I'm currently on fuzeon &amp; other meds. I am so depressed over my sunken cheeks. I'm doing well healthwise being on this regimen. If anyone knows or has any suggestions on where to find help in the Boston area I'd... Read more »

living with facial wasting

Posted by chrisFFF, 1 Reply
Hello,
I wanted to write because I have recently started a website to help people living with facial wasting. Lipoatrophy is a pretty emotional issue to deal with, and I wanted to have a place for people to connect about it and find out how to treat... 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 »