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Buffalo Hump Causes

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Causes of "Buffalo hump"?

First I want to thank you all for the time and effort you put in towards tempering the lives of those of us with HIV. My question is, which component(s) of the medicinal arsenal used to fight HIV contribute to the "buffalo hump" syndrome,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Buffalo humps are fat deposits located behind the neck. They were reported to have occurred even prior to the use of potent antiretroviral therapy and have not been linked exclusively to any particular HIV medication. Certain HIV meds appear to be... Read more »

Causes of Buffalo hump

Hi Dr.I'm have been poz since 1999 and very healthy. Currently I'm taking Viread,Epivir,... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Buffalo AIDS Services Agency to Move to New Facility

In a joint venture, Buffalo's AIDS Community Services (ACS) and Clover Management are developing Evergreen Center, a $10 million, five-story medical services and research center to be located at 23 High St. A derelict 10-story building near the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Outreach Efforts in Atlanta, Buffalo, N.Y., Target Black Community

The following summarizes two recent events that seek to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in the black community. Atlanta: The African-American Outreach Initiative will hold its 10th annual conference on HIV/AIDS in Atlanta March 15, the Atlanta... 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 »