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Treating peripheral facial fat loss in patients with human immunodeficiency virus

Treating peripheral facial fat loss in patients with human immunodeficiency virus Nurses play a fundamental role in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated facial lipoatrophy, as the treatment not only focuses on the visual facial changes, but also the psychological impact and resulting improvement of quality of life as the patient responds to reconstructive treatment. Poly-I-lactic acid injections is one of the treatment options available and allows for facial contours and volume to be restored while being minimally invasive. Nurses have the required skills to treat this iatrogenic problem, which has many complex issues around adherence to HIV therapy, stigmatisation around being HIV positive, self-esteem and body image. Treating facial lipoatrophy should be seen as medical aesthetics as it is reconstructive and not cosmetic. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Mark Allen Group

Treating peripheral facial fat loss in patients with human immunodeficiency virus

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing , Volume 2 (10): 7 – Jan 1, 2014

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Mark Allen Group
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Copyright © 2013 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
2050-3717
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2052-2878
DOI
10.12968/joan.2013.2.10.484
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Abstract

Nurses play a fundamental role in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated facial lipoatrophy, as the treatment not only focuses on the visual facial changes, but also the psychological impact and resulting improvement of quality of life as the patient responds to reconstructive treatment. Poly-I-lactic acid injections is one of the treatment options available and allows for facial contours and volume to be restored while being minimally invasive. Nurses have the required skills to treat this iatrogenic problem, which has many complex issues around adherence to HIV therapy, stigmatisation around being HIV positive, self-esteem and body image. Treating facial lipoatrophy should be seen as medical aesthetics as it is reconstructive and not cosmetic.

Journal

Journal of Aesthetic NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Jan 1, 2014

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