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Inching Forward: An Update on Lipodystrophy and Possible Treatments

What Causes It? Can Lipodystrophy Be Prevented? How Can It Be Treated? What Are Facial Fillers? Covering the Cost of Facial Fillers Where Do We Go From Here?

More than just a tongue-twister, the term "lipodystrophy" can be broken down to...

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Eggs on Legs

"Oh, my God! When are you due?! Why didn't Beau tell me you're pregnant?!" This was the reaction of my former hairdresser (who still cuts my son's hair) after not having seen me for six months. She was so excited, making it that much more painful for...

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My Body and My Mind

Little did I know when I tested positive in 1987 that such a cruel fate awaited me. I probably would have made a deal with the devil if I could live into the new millennium with my wife and children some eighteen years after my diagnosis and still be...

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Doing Everything Right

It was 1991 and I looked healthy. I had given up all the drugs in my life -- alcohol, heroin, cocaine, crack, nicotine. But I was starting to lose weight, too much weight, and I got diarrhea. So I got tested for HIV -- my wife kept telling me to. The...

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The Eye of the Beholder: Psychological Perspectives on Lipodystrophy

Case Studies Quality-of-Life Studies of Lipodystrophy The Impact on Adherence and Disclosure A Crisis of Confidence Body Image in a Gay Context Body Image, Body Investment The Face as a Metaphor for the Self Coping With Lipodystrophy ...

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Face to Face With Lipoatrophy: An Interview With Australian HIV Researcher David Nolan

HIV-related lipoatrophy (fat loss under the skin) is a clinical problem that affects many people living with HIV. Lipoatrophy can cause substantial loss of buttock tissue, veiny legs and arms, and facial wasting. Lipoatrophy can happen alone or in co...

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Treating Morphologic and Metabolic Complications in HIV-Infected Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

Background Lipoatrophy Fat Accumulation Insulin Resistance and Diabetes Lipid Abnormalities and Cardiovascular Disease Bone Disease Lactic Acidemia/Acidosis Conclusions References

Editor's Note: As a service to members of the Inter...

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Five Ways to Tackle Toxicity (or the Ant, the Spider, and the Bee): 6th International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV

Introduction Treat the Toxicity Plan Antiretroviral Rx Better Use Less Toxic Drugs Don't Give Up on Dieting Call the Surgeon Insulin Resistance Skin, Bones, and Bad Nightmares References and Notes

Those who have treated of the sc...

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Sculptra (Formerly New Fill) for Facial Wasting -- Where to Find Information on the Patient-Assistance Program

SculptraTM (marketed in some countries as New FillTM) was approved in August 2004 by the FDA "for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus." It was approved narrowly for t...

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Approval of Sculptra for Treating Facial Lipoatrophy

The Food and Drug Administration today, August 3, 2004, approved Sculptra, an 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 lipo...