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Treatment For Lipoatrophy

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Ask the Experts

Do you think insurances will eventually cover treatment for Lipoatrophy?

I saw on another site that Medcare/Medicaid now covers treatment with facial fillers for lipoatrophy and I wondered if you think other insurance providers will soon follow suit?I would think it would come down to money to them, in that if people do...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. I do think that private insurance companies will eventually pay for treatment of HIV facial lipoatrophy. They will not be eager to do so, but coverage by Medicare sets a precedent and opens the door. Dr. Gary Blick in... Read more »

Just curious: do you think a treatment for body lipoatrophy will become available in the US?

I have heard a lot of favorable information about Sculptra, Radiesse, and other temporary fillers... Read more »

my own experience with lipoatrophy treatment

Dr. Henry;FYI. Just my own experience with a facial lipoatrophy treatment. I've had two... Read more »
Articles
TheBodyPRO.com

Predicting Lipoatrophy After Treatment Initiation

I liked this study. Mustafa Noor and the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) group did a post-hoc analysis of a recent, large, randomized trial that compared the use of the currently available formulation of stavudine (d4T, Zerit) and stavudine extended... Read more »
Ministerio de Sanidad Y Consumo

Soria Announces the Addition of Lipoatrophy Repairing Treatment to the Common Services Portfolio of the National Health System

This measure will be proposed by the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs to the General Assembly of the National Health System (NHS) Interterritorial Council to be available for patients in the last quarter of 2009. The new service is a part of... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Current Research on the Mechanisms Causing Lipoatrophy and Potential Treatments

Differential Effect of HIV Protease Inhibitors on Adipogenesis: Intracellular Ritonavir Is Not Sufficient to Inhibit Differentiation (Poster 724) Authored by C. Vernochet, S. Azoulay, D. Duval, R. Guedj, G. Ailhaud, C. Dani A Prospective Cohort... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Facing HIV Is Easier With Skin Treatment

For some HIV patients, lipoatrophy, facial wasting associated with the disease and the medication prescribed for it, is a telltale sign of infection. The Food and Drug Administration in August 2004 approved Sculptra, an injectable form of... Read more »
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facial wasting treatment- lipoatrophy

Posted by douglass
I HAVE BEEN GETTING TREATMENT FOR FACIAL WASTING DOWN IN NORFOLK VA AT THE "SKIN A MEDICAL SPA"- RESULTS ARE AMAZING. MY SCULPTRA AND RADIANCE WERE OBTAINED THROUGH PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND THE TOTAL COST FOR THE INJECTIONS IS AROUND $2000.... Read more »

lipoatrophy treatment in Philly?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been searching for someone who will provide the new sculptra treatment for facial lipoatrophy in the Philadelphia area. I have had no luck with my search. Either the doctor is not aware of the procedure or insurance is not accepted. If... Read more »

Facial Lipoatrophy treatment

Posted by chrisFFF
I have recently started an organization that will inform people of treatment solutions for HIV related side-effects - mostly with regards to appearance-related ones that can have such an emotional impact. I'm trying to develop a plan (hopefully... 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. All that is required to stay healthy and alive can leave an everlasting mark! I'm referring to... Read more »