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What Does Wasting Look Like

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AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

... What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus more than 30 days of either diarrhea, or weakness
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do blacks suffer less from facial/body wasting than whites?
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...This has been suggested in some studies but certainly individuals of any heritage can develop facial wasting. Looking at someones color also tell you nothing about their genetic make up and there are some well established links to genetics Read more »

Research on wasting

Dear Dr. Dieterich:Thank you for answering my question on reversing wasting. I am looking for websites/trials/information about research into wasting due to mitochondrial toxicity. I relize that we have no clear results yet but I am interested in...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Dave,The only one I know of is the TARHEEL study sponsored by Glaxo Smith Kline. Try the AMFAR directory or the ACTG list of trials. Good luck! DTD Read more »

Injectable Silicone for facial wasting

I have facial wasting and have looked into possibly going with Injectable Silicone. I browsed through the data for lipodystrophy but didn't see anything on this. What is your opinion?
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Opinions vary...silicon oil is under investigation at a centre in LA. The main problem with silicon is local inflamatory reactions...some people get left with red patches at the site of injcetion. As silicon doesn't biodegrade any problems with it... Read more »

Bio-alcamid safe for facial wasting?

Have you heard of bio-alcamid? I know someone who just had a treatment in Mexico to correct his facial wasting, and he looks fantastic. Is it safe? How long will it last for? I've spoken to a cosmetic doctor about fillers, but they don't last...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...but there is little safety data or long term outcome data published. A good link comparing some of the treatments for facial wasting is available at The treatments seem to cost in the $3-5,000 range. ... Read more »
Mark King

A Facial Wasting Update

... Hello my friends, There was a lot of interest in my earlier video blog " Treating My Facial Wasting ," so I wanted to give you an update by taking you along on my third visit to Dr. Gerald Pierone . The earlier blog covered Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Needle Disposal Needed -- Thorny Waste Issue Growing

...2008, California made it illegal to dispose of used needles in the trash, becoming one of 11 states with such laws to protect waste haulers, sorters, and the environment. However, collection and proper disposal of sharps remains patchy. Needle... Read more »
The Body

Treating My Facial Wasting

...meantime, my friends, please be well. Mark To contact Mark, click here . Episode Seven: Treating My Facial Wasting var first = new... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Facial Wasting From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...| Personal Stories Basics and Prevention When I seroconverted, I lost some weight and experienced visible facial wasting. Is this normal? What can I do to get back to my normal appearance? I've noticed that my eyes are beginning to... Read more »
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Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm Read more »

Wasting Worries

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...sunken in as well. 2 questions. Is it possible for this to be caused by HIV at 1 year post exposure? What does facial wasting look like? Read more »

New fill and facial wasting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Has anyone used new-fill for facial wasting? I look like clint eastwood and want my old face back. I'm doing fine on the medications. T-Cells are 600 and viral load undetectable! Read more »

facial wasting * any help/support appreciated

Posted by boston781, 3 Replies
I've been HIV+ since '91. I'm currently on fuzeon & other meds. I am so depressed over my sunken cheeks. I'm doing well healthwise being on this regimen. If anyone knows or has any suggestions on where to find help in the Boston area I'd... Read more »