Buffalo Hump And Weight Gain

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Buffalo hump and injectable Egrifta

Is there any research on using the new injectable drug Egrifta to correct body fat gain in the back of the neck. It has proven to be effective on stomach fat.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...factor) has some benefit in decreasing intra-abdominal fat seen in the setting of HIV-associated lipodystrophy. Its effect on buffalo hump somewhat less clear delineated but there has been some benefit there as well. The drug has been approved in... Read more »

fat face and buffalo hump

I have been HIV+ for 14 yrs. with no side effects except for having 3 chins and a buffalo hump. It... Read more »

weight gain from diet versus HIV

I'm 60, been on Lexiva, Norvir and Truvada for almost 8 months with good results. I have also... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...their medications. Fear of body shape changes keeps some people from starting ART. Insulin resistance can lead to diabetes and weight gain, and can increase the risk of heart disease. High blood fats can increase the risk of heart disease.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy:... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: My Body and My Mind

...This was a time when people with the virus were encouraged to eat as much as possible and anything we could. Weight loss and weight gain seemed to have a direct effect on my body changes. The less I weighed, the better I felt my upper body... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Buttocks Face (sunken cheeks) Fat build up may happen in the: Stomach Breasts Back of the neck ("buffalo hump") Round lumps of fat may appear under the skin (lipomas) Some studies show that... 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, 5 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 Read more »

Atripla & Weight Gain

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
...itching brought on by Atripla. However, I have not been able to find any posts on what folks have done to combat the additional weight gain brought on by this drug. Since I started taking it in August 2007, I've gained 28 lbs of mostly FAT! I... Read more »

how can i gain weight being positive

Posted by tracey, 1 Reply
...help is there any thing that i can take to gain weight and keep it on? has anyone ever taken a supplement called juven? DOES IT HELP YOU GAIN WEIGHTRead more »
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