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Treating Lipoatrophy

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Ask the Experts

CD4 Count/Any procedure for Lipoatrophy?

Hi....My CD4s have always been somewhat low since I was diagnosed with HIV in 1992. I suffer from severe lipoatrophy (limited to my face). My latest CD4 count was 19. Do I run a greater risk of infection if I were to have ANY kind of procedure...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...posting. With an absolute CD4+ lymphocyte count of 19 you would be at greater risk of infection from any procedure to treat lipoatrophy. The good news is that the risk of infection from facial fillers is very low to begin with. The rare... Read more »

developed lipoatrophy while on videx,zidovudine and aluvia

what is lipoatrophy(from 2006 on videx and zidovudine) and can it be treated and how but i'm now... Read more »

What can be done after the fact for facial lipoatrophy?

My facial wasting has become more and more pronounced. What can be done to replace the missing fat? Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Radiesse for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

...insufficiency, and to correct certain dental defects. The safety and effectiveness of Radiesse for the treatment of facial lipoatrophy was evaluated in a prospective, open-label, multi-center study of 100 patients with human immunodeficiency... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Sculptra for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

...loss in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Sculptra is the first such treatment approved for a condition known as lipoatrophy, or facial wasting, a sinking of the cheek, eye and temple areas of the face caused by the loss of fat... 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)

...poly-L-lactic acid), a long-lasting, synthetically derived, dermal contouring agent to help restore lost facial volume in people with lipoatrophy. Facial lipoatrophy can be characterized by loss in fullness, shape and contour of the face.... Read more »
Surviving HIV

Second Bioplasty Congress in Mexico: PMMA for Facial and Buttock Lipoatrophy

...Brazil, and Colombia came to share experiences on the use of PMMA (polymethylacrylate) to treat HIV related facial and buttock lipoatrophy and other non HIV related physical abnormalities. Bioplasty is a technique of inyectable implantation done... Read more »
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Lipoatrophy correction

Posted by ConFe, 1 Reply
...I've been told about BioAlcamid to correct lipoatrophy, Does anybody have comments about this product. Also I'd like to know the Doctor's name who is in Tijuana Mexico? a friend of Read more »

Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
...torso and belly bigger. Of course, at the time I was still in denial about my HIV symptoms, so I never saw a doctor. Today, my lipoatrophy symptoms have gotten worse and more frequent. It's not very noticeable to others, except when family... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting) Individuals living with HIV and AIDS may not only have to deal with the threat of illness but the toll of illness. Read more »

Lipoatrophy Center

Posted by Bear60, 3 Replies
...here it is. It's something new at the BODY and includes personal interviews. Mostly has to do with reversing the effects of Lipoatrophy with cosmetic surgery I believe: http://www.thebody.com/lipo/index.html Anyone ever had any... Read more »