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Risks Of Radiesse

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The Well Project

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. Fats also stores energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat...
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fuzeon injections in face

I inject a small portion of fuzeon into my cheeks--under eyes & in nasal fold areas for facial lipodystrophy a few times per week & my face looks full, healthy, & natural & wrikle-fee as well. I am aware that the effect only lasts about 2-3 weeks,...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This is certainly a novel use for Fuzeon and I would guess that you are probably the only person on the planet injecting Fuzeon in your face. Fuzeon tends to lead to the development of nodules and facial injection would pose this same risk. It... Read more »

CD4 Criteria for Sculptra/Radiesse?

After years and years of waiting, Kaiser Permanente in Oregon is finally covering facial correction for lipoatrophy for those on Medicare. But their criteria is that it can only be done for patients with a CD4 count above 300. Unfortunately,...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Since you are eligible for coverage under Medicare, why should Kaiser's arbitrary decision matter? I am not aware of data showing less effect, or greater risk of lipoatrophy treatment in patients with under 300 CD4+... Read more »

Considering Radiesse

Hello. I am HIV+ and diabetic (under control). I will be starting new hiv drug regimen including three of the newest drugs. CD4 258 and vl in the 100,000. I am considering Radiesse to correct some of the lypoatrophy on my face. Would you recommend...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
I am not an expert on the synthetic filler Radiesse, but I see little reason to believe that it would interfere with any of your medications or diabetes. I would discuss this with your HIV provider and the specialist who will be giving you the... Read more »

Scultpra nodules

I have developed several visible nodules on my face from sculptra treatments. One of them is rather large. It appeared 3 or 4 months after treatment and has now been there about 8 months. Can i expect it to diminish and eventually disappear over...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
When I was learning to inject dermal fillers, I practiced on my own face and ended up with a Sculptra nodule under my left eye. It took a long time, but it eventually went away. Sculptra nodules diminish in size and eventually disappear over time.... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Older Women: An Overlooked Group Calling Attention to Transmission and Prevention Getting Tested for HIV HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impactspeople of all ages, including older... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? There Are No Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Oral Sex? What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? The Bottom Line What's My Risk of... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

What foolish and senseless behavior. Please Help!

Posted by brainshom, 1 Reply
About 2 months ago, I did something that was completely out of my character and now I am scared as hell. I was new in the neighborhood and had a one night stand with a girl whom I later found out was/is a prostitute. Had I known she was a sex... Read more »

I'm major stressed is this low risk/no risk?

Posted by xandernumpty
Just over two weeks ago i finally gave in to my bi-curious urges and met up with a complete stranger who i got chatting to online. His profile said he had a bfd he said he was single, and also let slip that he'd been assaulted on the scene a few... Read more »