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How To Treat Lipoatrophy

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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
...thanks for posting. With an absolute CD4+ lymphocyte count of 19 you would be at greater risk of infection from any procedure to treat lipoatrophy. The good news is that the risk of infection from facial fillers is very low to begin with. The... Read more »

Can Nucleomaxx help people with HIV who are not on meds?

Hello,I just wondered if you know of anyone who is taking Nucleomaxx to aid with... Read more »

Low Dose Naltrexone effectiveness

A Dr. Bihari from NY claims that lipodystrophy and lipoatrophy can be avoided altogether from the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Radiesse for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

...calcium hydroxylapatite suspended in a gel carrier, is a medical device. It is already approved for use as a tissue marker, for treatment of vocal fold insufficiency, and to correct certain dental defects. The safety and effectiveness of... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Sculptra for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

...injectable filler to correct facial fat loss in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Sculptra is the first such treatment approved for a condition known as lipoatrophy, or facial wasting, a sinking of the cheek, eye and temple areas... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The FDA Has Accepted the Filing for an Injectable Poly-L-Lactic Acid Called "Sculptra" to Treat Facial Lipoatrophy (February 5, 2004)

...used by an estimated 100,000 people in more than 30 countries throughout Europe and South America, and in Australia, for the treatment of a range of facial imperfections, including signs of aging, such as wrinkles, folds and sunken cheeks.... Read more »
Surviving HIV

Second Bioplasty Congress in Mexico: PMMA for Facial and Buttock Lipoatrophy

...physicians from Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia came to share experiences on the use of PMMA (polymethylacrylate) to treat HIV related facial and buttock lipoatrophy and other non HIV related physical abnormalities. Bioplasty is a... Read more »
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Lipoatrophy correction

Posted by ConFe, 1 Reply
...Tijuana Mexico? a friend of mine told me that This Doctor is the best to correct lipoatrophy. Please help me, I'm eager to be treated. Read more »

BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL!

Posted by bradford
...men and 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... Read more »

Sculptra

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Can anyone tell me about 1st hand experience with Sculptra. I'd like to know how many visits, and followup after initial treatment, how server was the wasting to begin with, are you happy with the outcome. My partner and I have been together... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...withdrawn and cut off their ties with family and friends. They may go so far as to stop working. Individuals report that people treat them badly. Often, they are treated like they are drug addicts or homeless street people because their faces are... Read more »