The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
For World AIDS Day, read about stigma, criminalization and more >>
Ask the Experts About

Facial WastingFacial Wasting
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

HIV + "Buffalo Hump"

Jun 29, 2009

Iam 68 and just had liposuction procedure done on my back and neck. What are the chances of the fat returnin? I'm on Zerit, Epivir and Viread.

Response from Dr. Pierone

The antiretroviral medications that are most closely linked with buffalo hump are the protease inhibitors. The regimen that you are on is a triple nucleoside combination and would not be expected to cause a return of this issue.

Good luck!

Acai berries for lipodystrophy?
Best drug treatments to prevent facial wasting

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint