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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 »

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 »

heading to Lackland

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I'm heading to Lackland, Wilford hall for my initial next week. wish me luck


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Ask the Experts

Removal of buffalo hump

I have reached the point where I can rest my head on my bufffalo hump. My doctor has even admitted that it is large. I know that to remove it it must be cut out. Do you have any idea of what a surgical removal would cost and/or if there are any...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am not aware of any studies that are ongoing to look at this issue. Before you proceed, I would want to know that you are off the type of medication that is associated with the development of lipodystrophy, such as stavudine and most protease... Read more »

buffalo hump

Is there any possibility that the medicaid will pay for a liposuction on the back of my neck? I am a female, 38 years old, 16 years living with HIV. my buffalo hump is so big that i am totally embarrased and frustrated. I don't know how to...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
Medicaid is a state-run program and the rules and regs vary between states. You may want to talk with your case manager to find out what types of things can be covered by Medicaid in your state.Best wishes!... Read more »

buffalo hump

Hi Doctor i been on meds 7 yrs. i was wondering if the there is any thing i can do about the bump in the back of my upper back lower neck area its starting to be painful and it feels like a bone growing because its feels hard and have alot of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
An assessment by your HIV provider to determine the nature (all fat/some involvement of C-spine) of the pain (buffalo hump/fat usually has minimal pain). If it is determined that you have a large fat deposit there in the setting of treated HIV... Read more »

buffalo hump

Dear doctor,can i inject the back of my neck with TRIAC or CARDISPANto quit the fat coused by the d4t tratment?Thanks very much for your attentionENRICO...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have no experience with injections into buffalo hump with those products. From what I can understand from an internet search injection of those fat products into fat would not be advised.Switching off offendng medications or plastic surgery... Read more »
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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 »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

University at Buffalo-Led Health Care Team to Help Jamaica Fight HIV and HCV

This article was reported by the University at Buffalo . The University at Buffalo (UB) News Center reported that UB faculty and Buffalo business leaders are heading a team that will lend its expertise to assist the Jamaican government in its... 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

Wisconsin: GOP-Backed Bill on Sex Education Headed for Assembly Vote

In a party line vote Wednesday, the Assembly's education committee passed a Republican-backed bill that would require school sex education programs to stress abstinence over contraception. The measure rewrites a Democratic-backed law enacted two... Read more »