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Lipoatrophy And Hiv Treatment

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

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fat is also stored energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat is...
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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 lipoatrophy and I wondered if you think other insurance providers will soon follow suit?I would think it would come down to money to them, in that if people do...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. I do think that private insurance companies will eventually pay for treatment of HIV facial lipoatrophy. They will not be eager to do so, but coverage by Medicare sets a precedent and opens the door. Dr. Gary Blick in... Read more »

Lipoatrophy treatment using liquid silicone and the microdroplet technique

I have an appointment to see a doctor in the next week and a half for treatment of lipoatrophy. This doctor uses silicone oil, (Adatosil or Silikon), utilizing a microdroplet technique. Do you have any info about this technique or do you know of any...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Lipoatrophy is an increasingly recognized long-term complication of HIV infection and its therapy. A number of approaches have been put forward for its treatment, including the type of surgery you are considering.It will be difficult to support one... Read more »

my own experience with lipoatrophy treatment

Dr. Henry;FYI. Just my own experience with a facial lipoatrophy treatment. I've had two treatments with injections of silicone micro droplets. I had a fairly mild case of lipoatrophy, and two treatments were all I needed. I look the same...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for sharing your experience. With so little published information anecdotal information is valuable to help patients make decision about what to do for facial lipostrophy (fat loss). KH... Read more »

lipoatrophy treatment locations?

I am very familiar with all the current treatments for lipoatrophy, have been + for 20 years & live in CO. My facial lipo is becoming severe. My ?: Are there any doctors in this part of the country who can help me? I keep getting referred to NY....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Payment for plastic surgery for facial lipoatrophy is spotty and often involves persistence from both patient and docs in making a case to the insurance companies (need to stress this is a side effect of treatment), In some cases Sculptra is... Read more »
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Facial Lipoatrophy treatment

Posted by chrisFFF
I have recently started an organization that will inform people of treatment solutions for HIV related side-effects - mostly with regards to appearance-related ones that can have such an emotional impact. I'm trying to develop a plan (hopefully... Read more »

FACIAL LIPOATROPHY STUDY FOR HIV PATIENTS

Posted by Focus_Forward, 1 Reply
We are currently conducting research related to patients who are suffering from HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy. As a current sufferer of HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy, we would like to invite you to participate in an online bulletin board to... Read more »

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 but the toll of illness. All that is required to stay healthy and alive can leave an everlasting mark! I'm referring to... Read more »

Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
Hi,

I was diagnosed with HIV in October 2008, but I've had it since April 2002. I was only a 16 year-old virgin when I acquired it, by a "friend of the family" 20 years my senior. Since I was officially diagnosed, I've been struggling to understand... Read more »