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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Radiesse for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

On December 22, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration approved Radiesse, an injectable (under the skin) implant to restore or correct signs of facial lipidatrophy, or fat loss, in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Radiesse, a sterile,... Read more »
BioForm Medical, Inc.

FDA Approves Radiesse Facial Filler for Two New Aesthetic Indications

San Mateo, CA -- BioForm Medical, Inc., a privately-held medical aesthetics company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Radiesse┬«, the next-generation cosmetic dermal filler, for the long-lasting correction... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Drugs Used to Treat Complications of HIV/AIDS

Brand Name Generic Name Use Manufacturer Name Approval Date Abelcet, Ambisome Amphotericin B, ABLC antifungal for aspergillosis various 20-Nov-95 Bactrim, Septra sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim antiprotozoal antibiotic for ... Read more »
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Radiesse/Sculptra-Medicare

You state Medicare is covering about $100.00 for the injection of these meds,is this per vial or per session ? and what are they paying for each product per vial?...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Medicare is paying about $100 for the injection session. The session may include any number of vials of Sculptra or syringes of Radiesse. We have not submitted a bill to Medicare for Sculptra or Radiesse because the Medicare patients we have... Read more »

Sculptra vs. Radiesse

Hi Dr. Pierone:I have been getting Sculptra injections once a year after having six sessions initially for facial wasting. It has worked great for me, it totally took away the facial wasting look and in fact I think it has actually now made me look...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Sculptra has reduced the amount of free product for the patient assistance programs and many of our patients are in a similar situation to yours. After the initial 12 vials of Sculptra for correction of facial lipoatrophy, the limit is 2 vials per... Read more »

Cost of Radiesse vs Sculptra

Dear Dr. I have had 5 sessions of scultpra several years ago with ok results. The cost was 400.00 (assistance from sculptra) plus 500.00 for the injections. This included 2 vials of sculptra per session. How does the radiesse compare cost wise...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Radiesse has a patient assistance program similar to Sculptra, but there are important differences. The Radiesse program will allow one to get up to 6 syringes over a 12 month period for $75 dollars/syringe if the yearly income is under $40,000.... Read more »

Radiesse treatment in Fort Lauderdale

I live in Ft Lauderdale, FL and would like to receive Radiesse for facial wasting. Is there a doctor you would recommend here for Radiesse injection treatment? Thank you Allen...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I asked around and the Radiesse representative for the region said that Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera is excellent. I don't know if he participates in the patient assistance program, but would assume that he does. Here is a <a... Read more »
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VHA DIRECTIVE 2008-003

Posted by DKERL
Department of Veterans Affairs VHA DIRECTIVE 2008-003
Veterans Health Administration
January 22, 2008

TREATMENT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL-INDUCED FACIAL
LIPOATROPHY IN HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS
(HIV)-INFECTED PATIENTS

on page 2 of this directive the following... Read more »

Feeling Helpless in the Medical Community

Posted by everopen, 5 Replies
I submitted this letter in another forum (Ask the Experts / Mental Health and HIV) but it was never addressed. I submitted it to the Treatment-Experienced HIVers last night, but I see that theres been no replys on that forum since late June. So Im... Read more »