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Buffalo Hump On Women

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What options are available for someone whose buffalo hump is so huge, it is deforming! (BUFFALO HUMP, 2009)

Hello to my favorite Doc. This is Mommy of three and I hope to find you are doing wonderfully and as happy as you can possibly be. I am finding that my buffalo hump has grown so big that despite being taken off of one protease inhibitor and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mommy of Three,Unfortunately we don't clearly understand the pathophysiology (cause) of buffalo humps and consequently we do not have effective treatments available. Certainly the problem is most prevalent in HIVers on antiretroviral Read more »

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Will medicare pay for removal of my buffalo hump? Read more »

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This is not really a question, but more an observation. For the past month, I have been using... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...painful. Lactic acidosis, although rare, can be fatal. See Fact Sheet 556 for more information. Fat deposits behind the neck (buffalo humps) can get big enough to cause headaches and problems with breathing and sleeping. No researcher has... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Argentina: Lumpy Body Fat Compounds Stigma of AIDS

...fat in the face, arms, legs, and buttocks. Fatty tissue can concentrate between the shoulder blades, a condition known as a "buffalo hump," and in the breasts and abdomen for both genders. Women may experience narrowing of the hips. The condition... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Symptoms and Quality of Life in Women

...experience breast enlargement and abdominal fat redistribution, whereas men are more likely to have a dorsocervical fat pad ("buffalo hump"). Women are more likely to have headaches, which are usually poorly identified and poorly managed (see "... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Conference Highlights

...With Diarrhea On the Lookout for Kidney Problems With Viread Risks of Viramune Take ALL of Your Meds Risk Factors for Buffalo Hump New Drugs and Therapies Effective Once-Daily HIV Regimen The once-daily regimen of Emtriva,... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

I need some help - Here is my story.

Posted by Atheena, 2 Replies
...and are alive. LOLAlive.Well the mutation (that is what I call it) got much worst and now today 2010 I have lipodystrophy, buffalo hump, double chin and facial wasting ( upper trunk of body is deformed). Thank god I worked out as much as I did... Read more »

Atripla & Weight Gain

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 4 Replies
I've searched the forums and found posts dealing with the wild dreams, excessive nausea and irritating 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... Read more »