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Posted by bradford
The arrival of Bio-Alcamid is exceptional news to 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 Subsidy Program

Posted by Anonymous
I wanted to let people know that we've developed a subsidy program for people interested in receiving a bio-alcamid treatment. The only issue is that you'd have to come to Canada (Bio-Alcamid was approved here in March). We've worked with the... Read more »

Bio-alcamid Subsidy Program Venice (Italy)

Posted by Anonymous
Hi guys, good news,
did you know that here is a subsidy program for facial lipoatrophy treatment
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BIO-POLYMER or Methacrylite

Posted by Anonymous
Anyone have information as to anywhere in the world to get injections of either Methacrylite or Bio-Polymer to eleviate lipoatrophy of the face? I know that a Dr. M. Serra in Brazil performs the methacrylite porcedure but I can't locate him. HELP!!!

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removal of BioAlcamid from my face

hi nelson, could you please tell me how your b/a was removed. puncture or aspiration, ultrasound etc?was it a fairly complete removal? any infection or scarring, indentation or other problems. i'm hoping to have mine removed but doctor advises...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Bialcamid, a permanent product used to treat facial wasting in Mexico, Canada and Europe, has been shown to cause long term infections in some people. I have had mine removed by a doctor in Houston ( Canaan Harris). He went inside my mouth and... Read more »

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
Hello, and thanks for posting. The symptoms of infection include redness, increased 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... Read more »

Bio-Alcamid research information

Dear Dr. Moyle,I have been in touch with Ellen Hahn at Clicic' Esthetica and she suggested that you may have info to share on clinical &/or safety studies on Bio-Alcamid. If not perhaps you could direct me to a responsible source. I am...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
I really don't think that there is any ststematic research completed in HIV with Bioalcamid. There are certainly plans to do some. Most of what is out there is anedotal, the outcomes of plastic surgery are in the eye of the beholder but... Read more »

Bio alcamid migration

After 11 yrs of having bioalcamid injected, it has migrated to my jaw line and looks weird. My doc, Dr, Casavantes, says it appears that I need to have product removed, but beware of the complications of this. What do you think of complications due...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The complications that have reported from Bioalcamid removal are infection, inflammation, and scarring. It is difficult to know how commonly these complications occur during removal. A general recommendation would be to treat with prophylactic... Read more »
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Patients Face More Complications With Facial Filler, Bio-Alcamid

At a London conference in November 2010, a Canadian study reported that about 1 out of 5 people who got the facial filler called Bio-Alcamid experienced infections at the site of injections. The filler is often used to treat the loss of fat in the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Complications Reported in Some Recipients of Bio Alcamid

As mentioned in our previous CATIE News story , some older anti-HIV agents have been associated with lipoatrophy, specifically changes in the appearance of the face. Most anti-HIV drugs used today are not associated with this problem. However, for... Read more »
Proyecto Inform

Los Pacientes Afrontan Más Complicaciones Con el Relleno Facial Bio-Alcamid

En una conferencia en Londres en noviembre de 2010, un estudio canadiense reportó que cerca de 1 de cada 25 personas que se hicieron rellenos faciales con Bio-Alcamid experimentaron infecciones en el sitio de la inyección. Este relleno suele... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In New Way to Edit DNA, Hope for Treating Disease

An ongoing clinical trial is using a new gene-editing technique to remove a major doorway HIV uses to infect human T cells. The approach uses naturally occurring proteins called zinc fingers, each of which can recognize a set of three letters, or... Read more »