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Latest by Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D.

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Hateful Hump

I have felt with this "buffalo hump" for years, first noticed in 1997. I where hoodies 24/7, even in the summer heat. I've become very reclusive for years. Are there any new medz (tried egrifta) or treatments to erase this thing from my body?? I jus...

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Coolsculpting for lypodystrophy

Have you heard of any success with a procedure such as Coolsculpting for getting rid of excess belly fat related to side effects of HIV meds?

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facial wasting in Boston

is there and coverage for people on medicare and mass health for people with facial wasting that want injections. if not what are the costs and how long do you wait till next treatment? thank You James Boston

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Skinny legs on Combivir

Been on antiretroviral therapy for 10 yrs(combivir and stocrin Iam okay not sick it's only that I lost body fats on my legs. Is there anything I can to gain body fats? Thembi (South Africa)

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sculptra not working

After three times getting sculptra injections primarily for deep wrinkles around my mouth, i still do not see any improvement. Do you have any suggestions?

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Conflicting information about risk of lipo

Hello, doctor. I bet plenty of us recently diagnosed keep hopping from one website to another looking for reassurance. Dr. Joel gallant says lipo is a thing of the past but Dr. Keith and yourself say sometimes that there is likelihood of that happeni...

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Current Regimens and Lipo

Dear Dr.Pierone; If someone started HAART today with one of the 5 recommended first line regimens, and he did everything else by the book ( stay fit, eat healthy, keep his total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose levels within normal li...

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Excess of PMMA. Need to remove/reduce

Hello dr Pierone! Would you please let me know who are the best doctors/surgeons around the world for PMMA removal? Do you do removal? I have been overfilled with pmma. My cheeks look whey too big, puffed and asymmetrical. It's so frustrating and it'...

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coolsculpting OK with HIV

Hi Doctor Pierone, I am considering a Coolsculpting intervention. I often read in 'waivers' the mention that Coolsculpting is not suited for people with HIV. Why is that ? Are there any real risks ? I read in one of your previous contributions you he...

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Reversability of lipoatrophy?

Hello, I was diagnosed in 2010. Since then, I have taken Norvir, Epivir, Isentress, and Prezista. In that time, the contours of my face have changed. My doctor has decided to prescribe one of the one pill a day medications. Will these side effects r...