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Lipoatrophy Steroid Injection

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Steroid Can Restore Body Tissue in HIV-Positive People, Study Says

The oral anabolic steroid oxandrolone is effective in restoring muscle and fat tissue that many HIV-positive people lose, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes , Reuters Health ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Liquid Injectable Silicone Effective, Safe for Treating HIV Patients With Facial Lipoatrophy: Study

Research in British Columbia, Canada, indicates that liquid injectable silicone administered properly has potential as a safe, effective, natural feeling treatment for patients with HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy (FLA). The researchers tested... Read more »
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 »
Ask the Experts

Injectable Silicone for Facial Lipoatrophy

Dear Dr. Bob: I have been experencing facial lipoatrophy and was interested to read that you had been treated with New Fill. I went for a consultation with a young dermitologist who said that he was now using Injectable Silicone to treat Facial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Just how young was this "dermitologist?" Silicone has been used for a variety of conditions. Immunological reactions to silicone are possible. Our altered immune systems can make it difficult to predict what will happen over time.... Read more »

Is Platelet Rich Plasma injections an option for lipoatrophy?

I met with a spa who said that PRP would be a viable treatment for lipoatrophy, however I am unsure since the internet does not seem to support this? What are your thoughts?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a promising and very useful treatment for facial skin rejuvenation. We use on virtually all of the patients we treat with fractional CO2 laser. We also use it in combination with... Read more »

Injectable Silicone for Facial Lipoatrophy

Dr. Bob, I realize that answering the many questions presented to you certainly must take up an inordinate amount of your time. However you are a special type of person. Not only do you have the medical training to allow you to be of service to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Palm Springs? I love Palm Springs, and try to escape there every chance I can. You can usually find me poolside at Inn Exile.Yes, I too have heard about the doctors in LA using injectable silicon. By report, the short-term results sound... Read more »

Lipoatrophy and anabolic steroids

Dear Cade,I have so many questions I'd like to ask you that I don't know where to start. Some history maybe is necessary.I'm 30 years old and have been HIV+ for 9 years now. I've tried many drug combinations in the last 5, 6...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
While you may feel you have reached the end of your options, there are more to be had. Without talking about switching therapies (you said that your doctor is not agreeable to this strategy due to resistant virus, lets look at the other options... Read more »
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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 »

facial wasting treatment- lipoatrophy

Posted by douglass
I HAVE BEEN GETTING TREATMENT FOR FACIAL WASTING DOWN IN NORFOLK VA AT THE "SKIN A MEDICAL SPA"- RESULTS ARE AMAZING. MY SCULPTRA AND RADIANCE WERE OBTAINED THROUGH PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND THE TOTAL COST FOR THE INJECTIONS IS AROUND $2000.... 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 »