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Is There Any Problem With Taking Bio-alcamid While On HIV Meds

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Complications Reported in Some Recipients of Bio Alcamid

As mentioned in our previous CATIE News story , some older anti-HIV agents have been associated with lipoatrophy, specifically changes in the appearance of the face. Most anti-HIV drugs used today are not associated with this problem. However, for... Read more »
Project Inform

Patients Face More Complications With Facial Filler, Bio-Alcamid

At a London conference in November 2010, a Canadian study reported that about 1 out of 5 people who got the facial filler called Bio-Alcamid experienced infections at the site of injections. The filler is often used to treat the loss of fat in the... Read more »

Thinning Bones a Growing Problem Among People With HIV; HIV and HIV Meds Appear to Be Culprits

Bone problems have quietly emerged as a major health issue for people with HIV, and HIV meds may be at least partly to blame, according to recent research. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggest HIV health care providers and the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Bio Alcamid/Sculptra/or other

Thanks very much for your response on "changing meds/facial wasting". We (my partner and I) have decided to wait on any changes as the dizziness and fatigue are managable. However, I'd like to get a very direct answer to what...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Both products, in the right hands, produce excellent results. it is much more important to focus on WHO will do the procedure than what product will be used. Pick a surgeon who is experienced, and make sure you see pictures of the results that... Read more »

Bio-Alcamid research information

Dear Dr. Moyle,I have been in touch with Ellen Hahn at Clicic' Esthetica and she suggested that you may have info to share on clinical &/or safety studies on Bio-Alcamid. If not perhaps you could direct me to a responsible source. I am...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
I really don't think that there is any ststematic research completed in HIV with Bioalcamid. There are certainly plans to do some. Most of what is out there is anedotal, the outcomes of plastic surgery are in the eye of the beholder but... Read more »

Bio alcamid and risk of infection

Many of us have had this agent injected in Tijuana. There, the product is no longer used as there are better agents to use, pmma.. The problem with bioalcamid is that is causes encapsulated sacs and about 7% of pts have severe infections if the sacs...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting.The issue with late infections of Bioalcamid implants is a legitimate concern. Do you have a reference or a source for the 7% rate of severe infections? The magnitude of this problem is not well documented. The... Read more »

BioAlcamid for my facial wasting

I'ld like to know more about this product and where you can get the treatment. ...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
It may be best to investigate access via you local HIV service organisation. I know there is a service in Mexico, just over the US border, run by a US trained physician but don't know any other detials of access in the US sorry not to be more... Read more »
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Posted by bradford
The arrival of Bio-Alcamid is exceptional news to 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-Hazard Freak Boy"

Posted by Survivor, 10 Replies
This was my day yesterday (Friday).

It was time for my six week blood draw and checkup. This time, my doctors staff came to Aspen to do the work. This is so very nice of them to drive up from Denver to do this. I put them up in the hotel I work at... Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
I'm traveling to Russia and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice?... Read more »