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Ways To Prevent Facial Wasting

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Proactive approach to avoid facial and body wasting

Doc.Is there any pro-action for avoiding losing body weight or facial wasting?I think that if we can make anything in advance to avoid it it is better to medicated afterwards.Thanks....
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 best way to prevent fat and facial wasting is to avoid antiretroviral medications that cause this problem. The main culprits are the nucleoside analogues d4T (Zerit), AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir), and ddI (Videx).... Read more »

facial wasting of combivir

dear doctor,i just bagin to eat combivir+stocrin in these days.i want to know if everyone who eat... Read more »

keep on the fight on research: facial wasting

Dr. Ben,Hi. Without a doubt, there has been some conversation dealing with facial wasting against... Read more »
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Why Your Dentist Needs to Know About Your Facial Fillers

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

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Facial Wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has anyone found a way to deal with facial wasting? I'm not on treatment yet but still have terrible facial wasting.

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facial wasting and newfill

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am considering a procedure using New-fill for severe facial wasting. Anyone familiar with this? Please give me any first or second hand information about this.
Thanks

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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 »

question about facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous
Is facial wasting from the disease or the meds ?

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