Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Are The Dangers Of Artefill

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

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

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also stores energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat...
Ask the Experts

Artefill for Lipoatrophy

Dr. Pierone, can you recommend Artefill for minor depressions in the face caused by HIV and or medications? I am wanting something that is more permanent. ThanksWayne
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Artefill is a facial filler that consists of a combination of bovine collagen and PMMA (poly methyl methacrylate) microspheres. The PMMA component is the permanent component and these microspheres are surrounded by... Read more »

Can Artefill be mixed (injected over) newplastic / metacrill PMMA?

Hi,Can artefill (here in USA) be mixed with newplastic, metacrill or precise PMMA (the pmma offered by Clinica estetica or dr. casavantes in brazil/tijuana) ? Meaning can the artefill filler be injected into a nose or buttocks that already has...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Yes, Artefill is ok to use layered over other PMMA products. The one caveat is that skin testing to rule out allergy to bovine allergy is necessary before Artefill can be used. Good luck! Read more »

Is PMMA fine considering Artefill is not avilable?

Hi, I read your answer about a study comapring PMMA and Artefill. Seeing that Artefill is no longer available and PMMA is much cheaper,would PMMA be a suitable substitute permanent filler. Is the difference between the two so dramatically different?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
One of the reasons that people head for Tijuana or Brazil for PMMA treatment is because the product is much more affordable south of the border. Artefill (when it was available) was cost prohibitive for almost all patients with HIV facial... Read more »

how do you get patient financial assist for artefill

How do i find out about a patient assistance for Artefill, I have seen programs for Sculptra but nothing for artefill
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Does any reader know of a program or link related to patient assistance programs for Artefill? If so please post. KH Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Injection and Infection Access to Clean Needles Drug Use and Unsafe Sex Medications and Drugs The Bottom Line How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Drug and alcohol use is a major factor in the spread... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

Table of Contents Myths About HIV and HIV Treatment Myths About HIV Tests Myths About HIV Transmission Myths About Clinical Trials There are many myths about HIV. A myth is a story or an idea that is not true. In dealing with HIV,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Diarrhea

What Is Diarrhea? Is Diarrhea Dangerous? What Causes Diarrhea? How Do I Know What Is Causing My Diarrhea? How Is Diarrhea Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is an increase in the water content, frequency, and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Interactions

What Are Drug Interactions? How Does the Body Process Drugs? How Do Drugs Interact? Why Does Food Matter? What Causes the Most Interactions With HIV Medications? What Other Drugs Need Special Attention? What About Herbal... Read more »
Connect With Others

DENIALISTS - A DANGEROUS GAME

Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
Sally, wana play? Table for one please.. As far out of sight the better.... Read more »

Is this dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Love going into a bar with a dark corner - my jeans torn along the seam - received anal sex in a local LA bar one night - the guy was huge - what surprised me wasn't that he was deep inside me (I just backed up on it) - but that he gave no... Read more »

a dangerous touch

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
To be short, a sex worker touch me on my neck. My neck was shaved half an hour ago when I had my hair cut. If the sex worker had just finished her job for a client and her hand was contaminated with the man's semen, and the sex worker dose not... Read more »

HeteroSex is DANGEROUS!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
For all those who continually say heterosex is not as dangerous for a man.. Here is a posting from JAMA HIV/AIDS The rate of male-to-female transmission was not significantly different from the rate of female-to-male transmission (12.0 per 100... Read more »