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Silicone For Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Liquid Injectable Silicone Effective, Safe for Treating HIV Patients With Facial Lipoatrophy: Study

Research in British Columbia, Canada, indicates that liquid injectable silicone administered properly has potential as a safe, effective, natural feeling treatment for patients with HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy (FLA). The researchers tested... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spiral of Invisibility Hides the Continuing Peril of AIDS in Silicon Valley, Calif.

" ... One of the biggest reasons for [HIV's] success is our refusal to look at AIDS right here, right in the eye. We can't blame pleasure-seekers in Los Angeles or San Francisco for bringing it home. 'No, it's homegrown,' said Jim McPherson, the STD... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Silicon Valley AIDS Center to Close

Despite fundraising efforts, a loss of corporate sponsorship is shuttering the Silicon Valley AIDS Leadership Center. SVALC, the only organization in Santa Clara County focused exclusively on fighting HIV/AIDS, will close its doors by year's end,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Silicone Injections for HIV-Facial Lypoatrophy?

Dear Dr. Bob,I have had a recent consultation with a local expert on what appears to be the most promising, cost effective and seemingly permanent correction of facial lypoatrohpy. Everything, thusfar, leads me to what is called "highly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, I'm well aware of "Silikon 1000" and the serial puncture technique. As with several other facial fillers for lipoatrophy, I've seen some good and some not-so-good results with this product. As to whether it's the... Read more »

HIV + Silicone

soy HIV positivo medio ano antes de ese diagnostico me realice una operacion estetica, de protesis mamarias, todavia no tengo tratamiento antiretroviral, no tengo ningun sintoma pero no se si es por el cambio de Clima ahora siento que no puedo...
Pablo Tebas, M.D.

Response from Pablo Tebas, M.D.

Washington University St. Louis, MO - Facultad de Medicina
No necesariamente. No se ha demostrado que las protesis de silicona se asocien a un mayor riesgo de padecer enfermedades graves. A veces ocurren complicaciones locales (que podrian ser como las que describe). De cualquier modo las protesis no van a... Read more »

silicone Safe?

I acquired hiv in the past year and just tested pos in March 2003. I still look good bit my cheecks have alyways been a little hallowed. I am thinking of getting solicone implants they advertise for lypo. Is it safe? This was I can use it...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
You can find information on silicone at www.Facialwasting.orgSilicone injections have not been reported to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy which is mostly a generalised problem. You decision to have this treatment should be independent of your HIV... Read more »

Silicone 1000

I am looking at cosmetic options for facial wasting. What are the pros/cons of Silicone 1000 treatments.Thanks for your help...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Rather than going to details here I suggest you go to www.facial which has a detailed discussion about various treatments. Some silicon treatments can trigger inflammatory reactions and once injected silicon is not biodegradable and... Read more »
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como...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!todos los doctores mienten?

Posted by Asa, 1 Reply
Hola, disculpenme pero me es imposible creer que todos los doctores mientan, yo tengo pruevas negativas a la semana 10, 12, 20, 24. He visitado TRES infectologos y un psiquiatra experto en hiv, y todos me dijeron que estoy loco, que con la prueba a... Read more »

my fav pic of my brother

Posted by firefly, 5 Replies
We spent hours at Seal Beach.It was a beautiful day.I made a sand castle. Guess what Carl made out of sand? He was always a big joker! I miss his laugh! We used to laugh for hours.He appreciated my very bad jokes ! Well, anyways...This is my... Read more »

foot prints

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please scroll down a ways then it will scroll alone.

Footprints in the Sand

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footpr... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
A few years back I had facial wasting and proceeded to go to a plastic surgeon in New York City, a facial specialist named Dr Oleh Slupchynskyj ( He treated it with shots of silicone and it looks amazing three years later with... Read more »