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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 mine told me that This Doctor is the best to correct lipoatrophy.... 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 Center

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies
I was looking for that pop-up and 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: ... Read more »

lipoatrophy treatment in Philly?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been searching for someone who will provide the new sculptra treatment for facial lipoatrophy in the Philadelphia area. I have had no luck with my search. Either the doctor is not aware of the procedure or insurance is not accepted. If... 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 »
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Future of Lipodystrophy and Lipoatrophy

Hi Doctor Young, Thank you for your role in research that you presented at the AIDS Conference in Barcelona. My question is brief but hopefully you can shed some optimistic light on it. Infected individuals are hesitant to start treatment due...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
You are correct in your summary of lipodystrophy.There is considerable attention being directed by the research and pharaceutical communities to understand the causes and treatment of lipodystrophy.There is some evidence that certain drugs may play... Read more »

Lipoatrophy/Lipodystrophy!

Can you please explain the difference between lipoatrophy and lipodystrophy. I am a black South African female who's been on Kaletra and stocrin since November last year. What are my chances of developing this lipoatrophy on this regimen and...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
lipodystrophy is the syndrome of abnormal fat distribution including both lipohypertrophy (fat accumulation) and lipoatrophy (fat wasting or loss).Given that there may be influence from past treatments on the risk on a new regimen its hard to say if... Read more »

Just curious: do you think a treatment for body lipoatrophy will become available in the US?

I have heard a lot of favorable information about Sculptra, Radiesse, and other temporary fillers being effective at restoring facial wasting due to HIV meds or aging; however, I understand that they are too cost prohibitive to use to correct...
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 not hold out much hope of permanent, semi-permanent, or temporary fillers for body use in the United States. The market is driven by facial fillers and these agents are typically very expensive for a small volume... Read more »

Facial Lipoatrophy in Florida

Hello Dr. Pierone. My name is Alex and live in Sarasota, Florida. I've been HIV+ for 7 years and started developing signs of facial lipoatrophy a few years ago. I had some treatments with silicone and PMMA in the past in South America. Although...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hi Alex, thanks for posting. Yes, it is possible to apply for the Radiesse and Sculptra patient assistance programs and use both agents. The paperwork does not take long to process, several days is usual. If you income is under $40,000 per year... Read more »
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Surviving HIV

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

I attended the second International Congress on Bioplasty in Guadalajara last week. Here is the program in Spanish: www.bioplastia.org.mx/es/programa.php . Cosmetic and dermatology physicians from Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia came... Read more »
TheBody.com

Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Calvin Cohen

Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on lipoatrophy (fat loss), which took place on April 26, 2006, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by Dr. Cal Cohen... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Radiesse for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

On December 22, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration approved Radiesse, an injectable (under the skin) implant to restore or correct signs of facial lipidatrophy, or fat loss, in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Radiesse, a sterile,... Read more »
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Transcript of The Body's Live Chat on Lipoatrophy (Fat Loss) With Dr. Joel Gallant

Following is the transcript of The Body's live chat on lipoatrophy (fat loss), which took place on Nov. 1, 2005, at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The chat was sponsored by Gilead Sciences, moderated by The Body's editorial staff and hosted by Dr.... Read more »