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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also stores energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat...
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Question About Sculptra and Radiesse forms.

Dr. Pierone,If we do not live near Florida, but we want to have you do the work for us, would we fax say the Sculptra form to you to get your signature on it? Or can you not sign something before seeing the patient first?My idea was to get things...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. Yes, you can download the forms from my website , fax them to my staff along with supporting documents, and we can submit them to the patient assistance programs. If you email photos we can decide on a course of... Read more »

scuptra or radiesse

Dr.,i am intereted in adding some volume to my fat loss in my cheeks. My dermatologist reccomends Radiesse and is charging me $2000 for 3 syringes. She does not offer Sculptra but says Radiesse wil work. A local plastic surgeon says radiesse will...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Both of these products clearly work for facial lipoatrophy, but they do have different performance characteristics. Radiesse produces immediate results - good or excellent results if theinjections are done correctly, bad results if not done... Read more »

How can i regain my lost Fat which occur after i started taking HIV Med

Hi Dr. thank so much for helping and making us understand what we are going through. Especially for us who don't have a professional Dr. on HIV.My question is that after taking HIV Med. for more than a year i start losing my weight badly all my fat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Fat loss, lipoatrophy, is a fairly common and very annoying complication of HIV disease. We've learned it can be associated with use of thymidine analog drugs, such as D4T and AZT. Consequently I would avoid these agents. There is no specific... Read more »

lipo in face on Videx

I have been taking Kaletra and Videx for a few years now but iI have noticed two holes or permanent dimples at or around my cheek areas. It is becoming a nuisance and embarrassing to me. Is there any way of treating this with no severe side effects?
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 most logical approach would be to consider changing from Videx to an alternative medication. Videx (ddI, didanosine) is strongly associated with development of lipoatrophy and is not used much anymore because of... Read more »
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Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

Part A: Nucleoside and Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) (Nukes) Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) (Non-Nukes) Part B: Combination Therapy,... Read more »
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Adherence

How Much Adherence Is Enough? How Do AIDS Drugs Work? What Is Resistance? Keep Pressure on the Virus Make It Easy on Yourself Pill Fatigue The Bottom Line How Much Adherence Is Enough? Adherence means taking your medications... Read more »
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Nelfinavir (Viracept)

What Is Nelfinavir? Who Should Take Nelfinavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Nelfinavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Nelfinavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Nelfinavir? Nelfinavir, also called Viracept, is a... Read more »
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Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

What Is Emtricitabine? Who Should Take Emtricitabine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Emtricitabine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Emtricitabine React With Other Drugs? What Is Emtricitabine? Emtricitabine (Emtriva)... Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

What vitamins should I take?

Posted by tommyga
Hey, newly positive. I'm not currently on any meds, but would like to go ahead and start with some vitamins. I'm a 28 yo male, any thoughts on what to take? Read more »