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Is There Any Problem With Taking Sculptra While On HIV Meds

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An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

Brand Name: Sculptra Other Name(s): New-Fill, PLA, PLLA Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Poly-L-lactic acid, also known as PLLA, is the main ingredient of Sculptra, also known as New-Fill. Sculptra is a powder that is mixed with water and then injected into the skin. Sculptra belongs to the class of medicines called dermal fillers. Injecting Sculptra into facial skin may give it a firmer, fuller appearance. PLLA is used...
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anabolics and hiv - Sarcopenia and Sculptra

i noticed you answered someone's question on anabolics and hiv, and i just wanted to offer some of my own wisdom and experience.first of all, you mentioned that one isn't likely to lose weight involuntary from hiv infection (oi's) as...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. There is no question that anabolics play a role in management of HIV infection. The previous question was whether someone with HIV infection not on meds and with good CD4 counts should preemptively use anabolics to... Read more »

Problem Taking My Meds

Dear Doc. I'm not sure whats wrong with me, Since 1994 I was tested positive for the hiv virus. I'ts now 2003 and I have full blown aids, I can't for the life of me, take the meds. I'm on Kaletra and trizavir, For years its been...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Side effects of medications are a common problem in the managment of therapy.There are a ton of tips, tricks and methods to minimize side effects of therapy-- when are you taking your medications? Are you taking them with meals? What type of food-... Read more »

drug holiday and Sculptra?

Hi. Great web site!!! Viral load undetectable,CD4 count 650---unchanged for 10 years. Started meds only because it was the "thing to do" 10 years ago. Now having thoughts of stopping meds. I am currently taking Epivir, Acyclovir (but never...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. One of the reasons to consider stopping HAART is because of medication-related side effects. It's not clear what you are on currently, but since your numbers are good and you have had toxicity with these meds it... Read more »

FDA Hearing on NEWFILL/Sculptra

Hello People, An Update on NewFill/Sculptra... I just met with the FDC in Washington DC on Thursday 3/25/04 to deliver personal testimony of my experience with NewFill. Nelson Vergel was there to speak as well.The meeting ran all day, from 8 a.m. -...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
ThanksSome of the data can found in.......Moyle GJ, Lysakova L, Brown S, Sibtain N, Healy J, Priest C, Mandalia S, Barton SE.A randomized open-label study of immediate versus delayed polylactic acid injections for the cosmetic management of facial... Read more »
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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 »

22 poz..stopped taking meds/not disclosing status

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
i was diagnosed hiv+ december 2003. i had an insane viral load of over a million. my initial cd4 was 280. i began taking medication and within 2 months i gained back the 50 pounds of weight i lost and became healthier than ive ever been before. i... Read more »

When does a person start taking ARV meds?

Posted by Carrie, 5 Replies
My boyfriends CD4 count is over 1100 and his Viral count is under 400. From my own researching, this appears to still be ok (considering the circumstances of course). He said though that today at the dr they want to start him on antiretroviral... Read more »

CONSTIPATION ISSUES ON MEDS TAKING

Posted by Jet, 3 Replies
Recently a toxoplasma infection got me admitted to the hospital and the test result of my blood came HIV+.(First time with a CD4 COF 130.oN MY DISCHARGE DAY,i was pricribed Adiazine,daraprim,Losec,leucovorin and dexametozone which till now is... Read more »