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Buffalo Hump On Back Of Neck

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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

Dear doctor,can i inject the back of my neck with TRIAC or CARDISPANto quit the fat coused by the... 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 »
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

Banishing Chipmunk Cheeks and Bullfrog Neck

Some people experienced facial wasting as a result of HIV treatment, others got a fat face. Nelson Vergel had the swollen glands on the side of his face that made it look bigger. Vergel, a treatment activist who started as an advocate of exercise... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rise in Gonorrhea Second-Highest in Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, N.Y., posted the nation's second-highest increase in gonorrhea cases at a time when the STD is leveling off across the country, according to new data from the CDC. In Buffalo, gonorrhea cases were up 27.5 percent in 2000. Reasons for the... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »