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bio-alcamid complications

HelloYou mention a few times of late onset complications of bio-alcamid. Can you describe how one would know that an infection is occuring (symptoms?) You also mention that you believe there are better options - but I am not sure I have seen you...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...warmth, swelling, and tenderness of the implant. If an infection occurs, it would become obvious quite quickly. The options for treatment of facial lipoatrophy that I think are better include Sculptra, Radiesse, and PMMA. Sculptra and Radiesse... Read more »

To rock the boat or not: A BioAlcamid Dilemma

Hi Doctor,I have been trying to combat facial wasting since 2001, when I took my first scary trip... Read more »

removal of BioAlcamid from my face

hi nelson, could you please tell me how your b/a was removed. puncture or aspiration, ultrasound... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Complications Reported in Some Recipients of Bio Alcamid

...with this problem. However, for people in whom these problems have occurred, facial fillers may be an option. One such filler, Bio Alcamid (polyalkylimide), is considered a permanent implant. Reports over the past several years suggest a... Read more »
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Facing Up to It

... Matt Sharp After getting double takes in the supermarket, Chicago HIV treatment educator Matt Sharp decided to do something to change his face. In this detailed report, Matt recounts his trip to Tijuana, Read more »
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BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL!

Posted by bradford
...men and women suffering from Lipoatrophy, the disfiguring condition that is often a result of the antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection and AIDS. BIO-ALCAMID RECEIVES HEALTH CANADA APPROVAL! The Injectable Filler Offers an... Read more »

Lipoatrophy correction

Posted by ConFe, 1 Reply
...Tijuana Mexico? a friend of mine told me that This Doctor is the best to correct lipoatrophy. Please help me, I'm eager to be treated. Read more »

Sculptra

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Can anyone tell me about 1st hand experience with Sculptra. I'd like to know how many visits, and followup after initial treatment, how server was the wasting to begin with, are you happy with the outcome. My partner and I have been together... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Lipoatrophy (Facial Wasting)

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...withdrawn and cut off their ties with family and friends. They may go so far as to stop working. Individuals report that people treat them badly. Often, they are treated like they are drug addicts or homeless street people because their faces are... Read more »