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I Have Buffalo Hump Does That Mean I Have Aids

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High Cholestrol, Lipodystrophy, and Buffalo Hump

I was diagnosed as HIV+ in 1991. I have been a vegan for over 5 years. I had been on Norvir, Fortovase, Epivir, and Sustiva for ~3 years. Before that, I was on a Crixivan cocktail. About 5-6 years ago, I developed Lipodystrophy and "Buffalo...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sounds like a challenging situation. There will probably be no easy solution. I assume you need to be on HIV therapy (history of CD4 count < 250-350 or AIDS) so stopping therapy is not a good option. I am not sure that further switching of... Read more »

Buffalo Hump can it be made smaller by any means?

Are there any exercises,therapies,massages that can lessen the size of a buffalo hump?... Read more »

Documented Medical Indication for Insurance for Liposuction/Buffalo Hump

I am an HIV/AIDS treater and have had excellent results with liposuction for painful, uncomfortable... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Surgery Savvy For PWAs

The "buffalo hump" on the back of your neck is now too large to ignore. It's time to get something done. And you sure aren't about to discontinue the ritonavir cocktail that raised your T-cells, suppressed your viral load, and brought you, well,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: AIDS Agency Rebuilds Eyesore Into Office

The Buffalo, N.Y., nonprofit AIDS Community Services of Western New York opened its fifth and newest local office at 200 South Elmwood Ave. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday. The old brick home was a vacant, dilapidated eyesore for the... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Over the Hump

For almost 20 years, Sandy Lambert's family doctor told him, "If you feel well, don't get an HIV test." He doesn't have that doctor anymore. It wasn't until 1996 when Lambert underwent surgery for an out-of-control staph infection in his thigh... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

That Hump

Because I am genuinely passionate about my work, it is sometimes really difficult for me to not take it personally. Hearing that one in two African American teenage girls may be infected with at least one sexually transmissible infection (STI) was... Read more »
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Buffalo Hump Just Starting

Posted by mike55, 6 Replies
Hi,

I have been successly treated with Trizivir for four years (since becoming HIV+). All was well until a few weeks ago I noticed the dreaded hump starting to appear behind my neck.

I would like to hear experiences from anyone going through this... Read more »

buffalo hump

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
has anyone experienced a "buffalo hump"? my doctor says that not enough information is known about the cause or treatment of it. i have consulted with a plastic surgeon who has recommended a procedure to remove the hump. has anyone had any... Read more »

crixibelly and buffalo back

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey Guys:
I am looking for ANY information on the layer of FAT you get on your belly from protease
inhibitors. The news just gets worse because you get a layer of fat on the back of your
neck, too. JUST... Read more »

I don't mean to bother... But...

Posted by Anonymous
First off, let me begin this by saying that I do not intend to offend or bother anyone by this post. I am not HIV/AIDS positive. I am doing a study for college on HIV/AIDS and how people live with it, how they maybe discriminated against for having... Read more »