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An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

Brand Name: Sculptra Other Name(s): New-Fill, PLA, PLLA Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Poly-L-lactic acid, also known as PLLA, is the main ingredient of Sculptra, also known as New-Fill. Sculptra is a powder that is mixed with water and then injected into the skin. Sculptra belongs to the class of medicines called dermal fillers. Injecting Sculptra into facial skin may give it a firmer, fuller appearance. PLLA is...
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Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmission. Timing sex to the ovulatory cycle to decrease the number of exposures can further decrease the risk. I would suggest you review the information in the archives of this forum in the chapters on pregnancy and magnetic couples. Good... Read more »

About Sculptra and where to have it done?

Dear Dr. Pierone, Considering Sculptra tx for my cheeks but very unsure about where I can have it done and the expense. I had a consultation with a plastic surgeon near where I live in Roanoke, VA who seems to be the only one in this area who has/...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...don't pursue education and skills improvement, so may keep repeating the same mistakes. So a less experienced injector with an aesthetic eye, meticulous technique, and quest for quality improvement may produce much better outcomes than an... Read more »

sculptra misplaced

I had my second treatment with sculptra and even after two weeks my face stays puffy, especially around mouth and jawline, I has severe hollows, and they filled up a bit but not as much compared to the bottom of my face, the contour seems awful, how...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, and thanks for posting.If you are two weeks out from your treatment in the Sculptra and have a puffy lower face and a poor aesthetic outcome, then the treatment plan needs to be reconsidered. Since Sculptra is a slow acting product, the... Read more »

Mysterious aesthetic symptoms (PLEASE HELP!)

I know I'm in the wrong forum; please forgive me. I'm not getting help in the other forums, and you 3 look nice. I had a potential exposure (partner unknown status) 6 years ago, and have been terrified to test. Since then, I have never, ever gotten...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Yes. The way to know is to test. Selective peripheral fat wasting is not a hallmark of HIV infection as much as it is of treatment with certain HIV meds. I have never seen a person prior to HIV therapy with fat loss from the face and limbs... Read more »
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Drug Approval: Moving Drugs From the Laboratory to the Pharmacy

...move on to the next stage: clinical trials of the drug in humans. FDA Regulation and Clinical Trials New drugs must be reviewed by the FDA before they are approved for sale in the U.S. The FDA regulates both prescription and... Read more »
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St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

...the major use of St. John's Wort is to treat mild depression or anxiety. In 1996, the British Medical Journal published a review of scientific studies on St. John's Wort and depression. This review supports the herb's use to treat mild or... Read more »
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Salvage Therapy

...resistance. If you have a rising viral load, find out if your HIV has resistance to any ARVs. Your health care provider will need to review the results of a resistance test (see Fact Sheet 126 ) to tell which ARVs are active against your HIV.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Participating in a Clinical Trial

...given a full, written description of the clinical trial to read and sign before you agree to participate. Take your time to review the Informed Consent before you sign it. If you need an interpreter to help you understand it, ask for one. If you... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Year in Review: Looking Back on 2010

Posted by bartleby
...So much has happened this past year. We're rolling out end-of-the-year reviews . So check it out! You'll find: Top HIV/AIDS Clinical Developments of 2010 The Buzz Factor: Most Talked-About Stories on Read more »

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BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL!

Posted by bradford
...reconstruction of other anatomical areas, namely, buttocks, de-nervated shoulders, and a majority of the time in Europe for facial aesthetic enhancement. Since November, 2004, more than 1000 Bio-Alcamid treatments have been performed in Canada,... 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 »