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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...collagen). While not specifically approved for HIV-associatedlipoatrophy, collagen is widely available and many plastic surgeons know how touse it. The cost, per session, is about $600. Permanent Facial Fillers PMMA (Artefill, Precise,Metacrill): The FDA approved Artefill for the treatment of facialwrinkles, lines, and furrows, but not for HIV-related facial lipoatrophy.Precise and Metacrill have not been evaluated by...
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Best places for PMMA injections?

Dr. Pierone,I live in Pennsylvania and was wondering the best places to get PMMA? Is it still Dr. Serra in Brazil, or are there places in Canada or closer that could provide service? Dr. Serra uses non-bovine collagen correct?Is there a non-bovine...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. The only brand of PMMA available in the United States is Artefill. This product contains bovine collagen in combination with PMMA. Artecoll is a brand Read more »

PMMA Brazil ( BIOPLASTIA)

I'm hiv on meds since 2001. I'm from Brazil and I had my butt cheeks filled with PMMA in 2004. Going to Brazil in May, next month, to have the procedure on my face. It's very affordable comparing with US, and I think it's very safe. Of course you...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Thanks for the comments and I am glad to hear that you have had good results. I agree that PMMA is a good option for facial lipoatrophy as well as large volume tissue filling such as buttocks when performed by a doctor with Read more »

What a poor situation I am in! please advise.

I'm HIV+ and have facial wasting caused of last Meds taking (3TC, D4T, AZT!!) Now, i'm living in Bangkok, Thailand. Looking for the appropriate treat my facial waste. But, I don't really know all of these you are taking about. Please advise what...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...can be used to treat facial lipoatrophy, but only by doctors with expertise using this agent with micro-droplet technique. PMMA is another permanent filler that is used in many countries and works well for facial lipoatrophy. Unfortunately, I do... Read more »

I stopped taking my HIV Meds

A series of misfortunes made me depressed and I also changed doctors. After my last doctors meeting my CD4 was confirmed at 600 and my vl is undetectable and has been for two years.I became depressed and stopped taking my meds (Norvir, Truvada and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...often work out OK. Focusing on improving your emotional/mental status should be a priority. For many patients knowing their HIV infection is under good control is a stress reliever so that health efforts can be directed to other priorities. KH Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, September 21, 2010

...starting to be at risk for diabetes. What type of diet is best for decreasing belly fat?   Where Can I Get High-Quality PMMA Products and Injections? I have mild lipoatrophy, but want to treat it before it gets worse. Is the best place... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, October 12, 2010

...going on with that?   What Are the Challenges to Using Silicone to Treat Buttock Lipoatrophy? As an alternative to PMMA (polymethyl-methacrylate, also known as Articol, Artefill or Metacrill) to treat my buttock wasting, my plastic... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, March 15, 2010

...doctor told me in an e-mail that I could buy 10 syringes of Metacrill (one of several brand names for polymethyl-methacrylate, or PMMA) from him for $500. He asks that the payment be made via wire transfer to a bank in Madrid in his name and he... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, February 1, 2010

...supplements help reduce the risk of heart disease in people with HIV? HIV/AIDS & BODY SHAPE CHANGES   Can I Use PMMA to Treat Fat Loss in My Forehead? I was told by a plastic surgeon in the U.S. that the skin on the forehead is... Read more »
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taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...Russia and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

can you live a normal life without meds if ur HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...can you live a normal life without medicines if your HIV+??? How long can live without these medicines? Read more »

HIV med success stories?

Posted by sunkyst, 7 Replies
...Does anyone here have any success stories with HIV meds i.e. you've been on treatment for a while and it's working well for you without too many serious side effects? Read more »

Travelling with HIV Meds

Posted by jon_yvr, 6 Replies
...I am on 6 meds and I'm going the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy for a month. I'll be carrying alot of bottles. Has anyone had any experience Read more »