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How To Treat Lipoatrophy When You Are Hiv Positive

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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy: Loss of subcutaneous fat in the arms, legs, butt, or face(sunken cheeks) Blood fat and sugar changes (metabolic problems) Increased fats (lipids) in...
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CD4 Count/Any procedure for Lipoatrophy?

Hi....My CD4s have always been somewhat low since I was diagnosed with HIV in 1992. I suffer from severe lipoatrophy (limited to my face). My latest CD4 count was 19. Do I run a greater risk of infection if I were to have ANY kind of procedure...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...this implant are more serious and usually require a procedure to remove the filler. Your situation is unusual. In our large HIV practice we have no patients with a CD4+ lymphocyte count below 100 if they have been on effective antiretroviral... Read more »

Is Botox safe with HIV?

Are there any issues or complications with being HIV Positive and getting Botox? Tired of looking tired. Thanks.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...paralyzing the muscles into which it is injected (for several months) and this softens the overlying skin wrinkles. The facial lipoatrophy that is seen in HIV infection may also involve accentuation facial wrinkles by premature loss of facial... Read more »

What is the best regimen for me to avoid lipoatrophy and facial wasting?

Hi Dr Pierone,I was diagnosed with HIV in mid-2007 only a few weeks after seroconversion and opted for early therapy as part of an ADARC study. My CD4 nadir was in the 500s. After RNA/DNA resistance testing, and a few weeks on Kaletra and Truvada, I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. It is not common to see lipoatrophy with Atripla, but it sometimes does occur. As you say, it is sometimes very difficult to spot early lipoatrophy and distinguish Read more »

NucleomaxX and Lipoatrophy

I'm currently on Combivir and Reyataz. Great results with undetectable VL and 1100 cd4. BUT.... lipoatrophy (not lipodystrophy) is kicking in. Loss of fat in face and limbs. I know one option is to switch NRTI's from the AZT in Combivir to maybe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...uridine-containing products, like Nucleomax, might help mitochondria recover from nucleoside damage and consequently might help with lipoatrophy has been around for a while. Uridine studies to date, including Walker's presentation using... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV Lipodystrophy: Where Are We After Ten Years?

... Lipoatrophy and HIV Medications Treatment Options for Lipoatrophy Understanding Lipohypertrophy Treatment Interventions for Lipohypertrophy Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Radiesse for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

...insufficiency, and to correct certain dental defects. The safety and effectiveness of Radiesse for the treatment of facial lipoatrophy was evaluated in a prospective, open-label, multi-center study of 100 patients with human immunodeficiency... Read more »
Project Inform

Can Glitazones Reverse Lipoatrophy?

...drug, called rosiglitazone (Avandia), is able to reverse the loss of fat under the skin ( lipoatrophy ) that some people with HIV experience. While these results are encouraging, they are just the latest in a series of conflicting study results... Read more »
The Body

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Joel Gallant

... Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on lipoatrophy (fat loss), which took place on Nov. 1, 2005, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated 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 Read more »

Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
...torso and belly bigger. Of course, at the time I was still in denial about my HIV symptoms, so I never saw a doctor. Today, my lipoatrophy symptoms have gotten worse and more frequent. It's not very noticeable to others, except when family... Read more »

BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL!

Posted by bradford
...women suffering from Lipoatrophy, the disfiguring condition that is often a result of the antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection and AIDS. BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL! The Injectable Filler Offers an Effective,... Read more »

Lipoatrophy correction

Posted by ConFe, 1 Reply
...I've been told about BioAlcamid to correct lipoatrophy, Does anybody have comments about this product. Also I'd like to know the Doctor's name who is in Tijuana Mexico? a friend of Read more »