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Wasting Treatment

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Facial wasting before treatment

Hello Dr Pierone,I have been dignosed HIV positive just 3 week ago, I have been loosing weigh for a few months, that made me decide to have my blood tested for HIV. My CD4 count is 257 and VL 6700, I have been told I must start treatment. My concern...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Some people (with or without HIV) have a thin face that gets thinner with any stress or weight loss. There is really no way to predict if your facial appearance will improve or worsen now that you are on antiretroviral... Read more »

How best to prevent facial wasting after treatment interruption?

I have been on a drug "holiday" for the past 18 months, after 12 years of HIV therapy. I stopped... Read more »

How do I get my insurance to pay for my facial wasting treatment?

Hello Nelson-I hope this finds you well. I wanted to check in with you to see if you were aware if... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Says Drug Used to Treat AIDS Wasting Not Essential for Treatment

...services for people with HIV/AIDS in the United States, last month said that the drug Serostim, which is used to treat AIDS-related wasting, is not essential for treatment and that patients use the drug primarily to improve their appearances... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Treatment for HIV Wasting Withdrawn

...efficacy, nandrolone is a relative bargain. Treatment costing $150 a month can result in 12 to 30 pound increases of LBM in a wasting patient within four months, according to Vergel. "Many people are taking this drug in a maintenance regimen to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

... What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary Read more »
Mark King

A Facial Wasting Update

... Hello my friends, There was a lot of interest in my earlier video blog " Treating My Facial Wasting ," so I wanted to give you an update by taking you along on my third visit to Dr. Gerald Pierone . The earlier blog covered 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 Read more »

Treatment for facial wasting CMS

Posted by dickspoz
...CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services closed a public comment period on the treatment for facial wasting a couple of months ago. All the comments I read were heavy in favor of providing reimbursement, however, I have not been able Read more »

Treatment facial wasting - CMS

Posted by dickspoz
...CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services closed a public comment period on the treatment for facial wasting a couple of months ago. All the comments I read were heavy in favor of providing reimbursement, however, I have not been able Read more »

Treatment for facial wasting CMS

Posted by dickspoz
...CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services closed a public comment period on the treatment for facial wasting a couple of months ago. All the comments I read were heavy in favor of providing reimbursement, however, I have not been able Read more »