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Pmma Injectable Fillers

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PMMA Facial Fillers

Is PMMA the only type of permanent filler for facial lipoatrophy? If not, what are the others. Also, I am told there are many different "brands" of PMMA (e.g. ArteFill). Are there studies or anecdotal information about which is best?...
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 are several permanent fillers that are available for treatment of facial lipoatrophy and these include PMMA, silicone, and Bioalcamid. In the United States, Artefill is the brand of PMMA that is FDA approved.... Read more »

Can Artefill be mixed (injected over) newplastic / metacrill PMMA?

Hi,Can artefill (here in USA) be mixed with newplastic, metacrill or precise PMMA (the pmma offered... Read more »

PMMA permanant fillers

I know there are many different types of filler for facial lipoathrophy. Is PMMA the only... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Mirror Has Two Faces: A Personal Account of Using Facial Filler for Lipoatrophy

Face on: Berry before his initial treatment (top), and three months after the sixth and last session (bottom). Ever since it first began appearing with some regularity in people with HIV in the mid 1990s, lipoatrophy has earned its well... Read more »
Project Inform

Patients Face More Complications With Facial Filler, Bio-Alcamid

At a London conference in November 2010, a Canadian study reported that about 1 out of 5 people who got the facial filler called Bio-Alcamid experienced infections at the site of injections. The filler is often used to treat the loss of fat in the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Why Your Dentist Needs to Know About Your Facial Fillers

In the early 2000s, facial wasting -- the loss of the fatty layer just under the skin on the face, particularly in the cheeks -- was a real concern for people with HIV on anti-HIV therapy. With its signature sunken cheeks and resulting gaunt... Read more »
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Injection Users

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
to the guy who shot up dope with the person who is HIV Positive if you dont get HIV from this then you dodged a bullet Read more »

T-20 Injections

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was on the T-20 Phase 1 trial and now the exteneded phase 2 trial. Doing pretty good, but so much is unknown. Is anyone else on the trial and if so how's it going? Any nodules!!!


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GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also... Read more »

injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »