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Facial wasting

Displayed below is content from the NAPWA website tagged with the keyword facial wasting.

My face is changing

Positive Living article • Dr Louise Owen • 28 February 2014

Doctor Louise answers readers questions. This time she talks about facial wasting, lypodystrophy and lypoatrophy. read more »

Sculptra, at last!

Positive Living article • Adrian Ogier • 26 May 2011
symptoms, illnesses and opportunistic infections

The sponsor company of Sculptra in Australia, Sanofi- Aventis, has finally had confirmation from Medicare that the two item numbers for the injecting procedure have been approved.

The company will be sending advice to relevant doctors shortly, but the expectation is that the listing will be from 1 July. read more »

Sculptra: an update

Positive Living article • Adrian Ogier • 3 March 2011

Following the successful listing of Sculptra (poly-L-lactic acid) on the PBS[Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme[Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] The federal government program which subsidises medication costs in Australia. Anti-HIV drugs are part of a special part of the PBS called Section 100 (S100) which is used for expensive, highly specialised drugs.] The federal government program which subsidises medication costs in Australia. Anti-HIV drugs are part of a special part of the PBS called Section 100 (S100) which is used for expensive, highly specialised drugs. in 2009, many people eligible for the treatment have been eagerly awaiting the listing of an item number to help cover the costs of the procedure.

While the recommendation to list the procedure was made in February last year, there is still no progress on finalising this on the Medicare Benefits Schedule. read more »

The cheek of some people

Positive Living article • Adrian Ogier • 26 November 2009
symptoms, illnesses and opportunistic infections

The Commonwealth’s recent decision to list Sculptra on the PBS[Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme[Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] The federal government program which subsidises medication costs in Australia. Anti-HIV drugs are part of a special part of the PBS called Section 100 (S100) which is used for expensive, highly specialised drugs.] The federal government program which subsidises medication costs in Australia. Anti-HIV drugs are part of a special part of the PBS called Section 100 (S100) which is used for expensive, highly specialised drugs. is exciting news for Australia’s positive community. Anyone with HIV treatment­associated facial lipoatrophy is now subsidised to receive up to eight vials for their first treatment followed by top­ups of two vials every two years read more »

New treatment for HIV-associated facial wasting

Media release • 1 September 2009

Today’s PBS[Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme[Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme] The federal government program which subsidises medication costs in Australia. Anti-HIV drugs are part of a special part of the PBS called Section 100 (S100) which is used for expensive, highly specialised drugs.] The federal government program which subsidises medication costs in Australia. Anti-HIV drugs are part of a special part of the PBS called Section 100 (S100) which is used for expensive, highly specialised drugs. listing of a treatment for HIV-associated facial wasting will provide substantial improvements in quality of life for people living with HIV, the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWHA) has said. read more »

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