February/March #121 : Face Forward

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Table of Contents

A Positive Attraction

10 Black AIDS Warriors to Watch

Love Yourself

Why...-Feb/March 2006

Into The Genes

$ for Drugs

Breaking The Ice

Don't Let HIV Bug Your Bed

Inch By Inch

Trainer’s Bench - Feb/March 2006

Face Forward

Ask the Sexperts-Feb/March 2006

Food Play

Porn Again

The Final Score

Team HIV


Buzz-Feb/March 2006

Our Man In Africa

Earthwatch-Feb/March 2006

Mentors-Feb/March 2006

Mailbox-Feb/March 2006

Founder's Letter-Feb/March 2006

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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February / March 2006

Face Forward

A new facial filler is coming: The makers of Radiesse (formerly called Radiance)say the FDA may soon approve the product to treat HIV-related facial wasting. A synthetic version of a mineral in your bones and teeth, it’s already approved for various medical uses. Adam Gridley, the company’s VP, says Radiesse, like Sculptra, must be reinjected after a year or two. Activists fear Radiesse will cost more than Sculptra, but Gridley claims a full course will cost less (about $1,250 plus doc fees). The price won’t “go north” after the FDA’s OK, he adds, and patient-assistance programs will be available.

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