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What Does Sculptra Treat

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Ask the Experts

Treat lipo early or wait for later?

Dr. Pierone,Do you have any patients whose faces have thinned in certain areas but do not have really sunken features yet that get treatment? I can tell that my cheeks have thinned and my temples and underneath my eyes have thinned as well. I...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
... The decision to seek treatment for facial thinning depends on the individual and there are no hard and fast rules. If your lipoatrophy is mild and not noticeable Read more »

Treat or dont treat yet

My age is 47 and I am male. I am not physically ill or experiencing any symptoms(I think). I was... Read more »

to treat or not to treat! 2 biopsies

I have hep C. Have had most likely for at least 30 years. I am 56 year old female who stopped... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Sculptra for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

...injectable filler to correct facial fat loss in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Sculptra is the first such treatment approved for a condition known as lipoatrophy, or facial wasting, a sinking of the cheek, eye and temple areas... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The FDA Has Accepted the Filing for an Injectable Poly-L-Lactic Acid Called "Sculptra" to Treat Facial Lipoatrophy (February 5, 2004)

...used by an estimated 100,000 people in more than 30 countries throughout Europe and South America, and in Australia, for the treatment of a range of facial imperfections, including signs of aging, such as wrinkles, folds and sunken cheeks.... Read more »
International AIDS Society

New Global Report Launched by the International AIDS Society Recommends a New Paradigm for Treating Injecting Drug Users: "Seek, Test, Treat and Retain"

...launched today at the XVIII International AIDS conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna makes the case for a new model for scaling up treatment and prevention of HIV amongst Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). The report, "Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
The Body

Treating My Facial Wasting

...the telltale troughs in my face (facial lipoatrophy) that bear witness to my history of taking HIV medications. Fortunately, treatment for this condition is available, and my video blog takes you along as I meet the talented Dr. Gerald Pierone... Read more »
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Treated as worthless

Posted by Lomitadaren
...(PWA) People living with Aids are, and how even when there is Gross Medical Malpractice by a supporting medical provider, we are treated as unimportant, irrelevant, and bothersome. Millions of dollars a year are spent to educate us to be... Read more »

5 lessons about the way we treat people

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies
... Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people. 1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady. During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. Read more »

SEEKING FERTILITY DOCS WHO TREAT POSITIVE COUPLES!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...With Disability Act doctors cannot turn us away based on our status but I really want to go to a doc who is experianced with treating positive individuals. If anyone has any info please respond. We live on the East Coast but we are willing to... Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
...to hard to understand. I said to myself,, why does my Doctor want my body important immune system to get sicker before he treats me.. It doesnt make any sense to me.. Of course the following weeks were very stressful for me, as I was trying to... Read more »