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Buffalo Hump And AIDS

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Buffalo hump & Lipitor

My friend has had a buffalo hump for quite some time. He is HIV/AIDS since 1996...My question is can Lipitor have mad his hump go away?? The reason is that since he has started Lipitor his hump has almost compelety dissappeared..He is thrilled about...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That link has not been solidly made in the current literature. It has been my own clinical observation that achieving lower cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and lower free fatty acid levels seems to attentuate fat accumulation. The how and... 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 »

buffalo hump

I know the buffalo hump will develop in cases in extreme conditions of the adrenal... Read more »
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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIAID Grant Awarded to Buffalo University for HIV/AIDS Research

The University of Buffalo's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on Tuesday announced that it has received a seven-year, $7.6 million grant from NIH 's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for HIV/AIDS research... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Buffalo, NY Group Uses Art to Promote AIDS Awareness

The Buffalo, N.Y., group God Recognizes Our Ultimate Potential (GROUP) Ministries is sponsoring the Memorial AIDS Arts Project, a three-part series of artistic events aimed at helping people with HIV and their families. The first part of the series... Read more »
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Buffalo Hump Just Starting

Posted by mike55, 6 Replies

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 »

A little over the hump

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I got back a negative test yesterday after almost ten weeks. I plan to retest in 4 weeks and have a STD screening done at the same time. I pray I have the same result. Read more »