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Lipoatrophy And Hiv Treatment

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Medicare coverage for lipoatrophy

In your response to "When will a cure for Lipo be found" you stated, "Medicare recently approved treatment for HIV-related lipoatrophy." Where can we get more information about this. You also said, "details should be forthcoming very soon." Is...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...this low payment amount it seems unlikely that Medicare coverage will lead to a dramatic increase in access to facial filler treatment for HIV lipoatrophy. For now, we are still accessing Radiesse and Sculptra through the patient assistance... Read more »

Do you think insurances will eventually cover treatment for Lipoatrophy?

I saw on another site that Medcare/Medicaid now covers treatment with facial fillers for... Read more »

Body Fat Transfer or facial fillers?

I am seriouly thinking about having facial implants but is undecided in what really works for a... Read more »
Articles
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Lipoatrophy, the Ongoing Problem

...take long for me to realize that my options are few when it comes to lipoatrophy or facial fat loss, a severe side effect of HIV treatment and perhaps a direct effect of co-habitating with a deadly virus in the same body. The first signs of this... Read more »
The Body PRO

ACTG 5202 Substudy Finds Little Lipoatrophy but Signs of Bone Loss Across the Board; Devil Is in the Details

...HIV who are taking their meds suffer from changes in fat. The changes could be accumulation of abdominal, or trunk, fat; or lipoatrophy, which is wasting of fat in the periphery, in the arms and legs. So that's why we looked at those two issues. ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Can Low-Dose Ritonavir Help Preserve Body Shape?

...conditions and who are engaged in their care and treatment to have near-normal life spans. One potential side effect of some anti-HIV treatments is the loss of the fatty layer (subcutaneous fat) just under the skin -- a problem called... Read more »
The Body PRO

Current Options for First-Line Treatment of HIV Infection

...individual needs and preferences. Clinicians need to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of potential regimens when selecting HIV treatment for a particular patient. Any of the so-called preferred regimens are very likely to suppress viral... Read more »
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Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
...(mentally) so much better. I simply wish I could actually like my face and body again. So I guess my questions are, is there treatment for HIV wasting when you are not on ARV meds? And, what are some of your experiences fighting and managing... 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 »

Lipoatrophy Center

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies
...here it is. It's something new at the BODY and includes personal interviews. Mostly has to do with reversing the effects of Lipoatrophy with cosmetic surgery I believe: http://www.thebody.com/lipo/index.html Anyone ever had any... Read more »

lipoatrophy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
could anyone please tell me how they are dealing with lipo being a woman. I have lost fat in face, leg, butt, arms. I look like a preg. toothpick....my stomach is so big. I have been off HIV medication going on two years now and I am scared to go... Read more »