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Sculptra Injections

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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 »

Suspicious not really injected with Sculptra

In Nov 02-Feb 03, I was injected with a series of New-Fill treatments due to marked facial... Read more »

Sculptra timing for maximum results

Dear Dr. I had 5 rounds of sculptra I think 4 years ago right after it was approved and it did... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The FDA Has Accepted the Filing for an Injectable Poly-L-Lactic Acid Called "Sculptra" to Treat Facial Lipoatrophy (February 5, 2004)

...intended to show that Sculptra TM is well-tolerated, with adverse effects generally limited to reactions at the site of the injection. "There is a significant unmet need in the United States for an FDA-approved lipoatrophy treatment that is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche, Trimeris Seek FDA Approval to Use Needle-Free Injection Device to Administer Antiretroviral Fuzeon

... Pharmaceutical companies Roche and Trimeris on Monday announced they have filed for FDA approval to use a needle-free injection device to administer the antiretroviral drug Fuzeon, the AP/ reports. The Biojector 2000 injection... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evidence for the Effectiveness of Sterile Injecting Equipment Provision in Preventing Hepatitis C and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission Among Injecting Drug Users: A Review of Reviews

The study authors aimed to review the evidence on the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions involving the provision of sterile injecting equipment to prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV among injecting drug users. Among the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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

...with soap and water before using your fingers to find a vein, or even to pick up a piece of cotton. You should also clean the injection spot ( before not after ) and even wash your fingers with an alcohol swab if possible. Use sterile water if... Read more »
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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 »

Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
...trainer. Like I said, I think that I've done ok with this, all things considered. I made an appointment for a consultation about Sculptra injections last week. Having the virus all came flooding back again. It was an acknowledgement that I am... 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 »

injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 3 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 »