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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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Radiesse/Sculptra-Medicare

You state Medicare is covering about $100.00 for the injection of these meds,is this per vial or per session ? and what are they paying for each product per vial?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Medicare is paying about $100 for the injection session. The session may include any number of vials of Sculptra or syringes of Radiesse. We have not submitted a bill to Medicare for Sculptra or Radiesse because the Medicare patients we have... Read more »

getting one vial sculptra injections

every thing i read says severe facial wasting which is what i have , would take four to six treaments of one vial per cheek , but my md. is only doing one vial once for both cheeks once a month . i have ask about this he said it was the new way of...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There should be no difference in the final outcome by doing one vial every month but it will take longer to see the improvement. For severe lipoatrophy I don't understand the rationale for this approach, since the need for larger volumes of Sculptra... Read more »

Lipoatrophy, Sculptra and No Money

I have lipoatrophy and would like to try Sculptra, but I am on a limited full Medi-Cal disability income. I only get less than six hundred dollars every month. Are there physicians who would do the Sculptra on a sliding scale? I can already get...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
This is a question that I get a lot. Unfortunately, I don't know of any doctors who offer a sliding scale for Sculptra or Radiesse injections. If anyone is aware of a doctor who does provide a discount or sliding scale for Sculptra or Radiesse... Read more »

Info on Sculptra patient assistance program

This really isn't a question. For the people looking for Sculptra treatment, ck out the Sculptra website. I live in MN, the company pays for the drug, so i only have to pay for the injection--my ID dr. office does it fairly cheap...hope this helps.
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 is a patient assistance program for Sculptra and if you visit the web site at this link they have a feature that allows you to search for a doctor that performs Sculptra injections. Not all practices... Read more »
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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 »
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... Read more »
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Fuzeon

Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of 90 mg (1 ml) twice daily (every 12 hours) into the upper... Read more »
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Filgrastim (Neupogen)

What Is Filgrastim? Why Do People With HIV Take Filgrastim? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Filgrastim Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Filgrastim React With Other Drugs? What Is Filgrastim? Filgrastim works in the... Read more »
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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 »

Sculptra

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can anyone tell me about 1st hand experience with Sculptra. I'd like to know how many visits, and followup after initial treatment, how server was the wasting to begin with, are you happy with the outcome. My partner and I have been together for... Read more »

Sculptra tx site

Posted by jab, 1 Reply
Need info re where to get tx from a doctor with some experience??? I live in N.C. Have not located any sites with experienc in Sculptra tx. HELP!!! Read more »

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 »