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Buffalo Hump Surgery

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buffalo hump surgery

I'm a 45 year old, HIV+ for 20 years, recently taken off all meds and waiting for the results of a phenotype test. For, my viral load has shut up to 25,000 from 2,000 and my T's have dropped from 700 to 300. Generally, I'm in good health and have...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...right in saying that the hump may come back after surgery. Additionally, I would say it is unusual (but not impossible) for buffalo humps to cause symptoms of the type you are describing. If the hump is not obvious and you are having a treatment... Read more »

Buffalo Hump-Does Surgery Help?

I have a huge,uncomfortable,& very unsightly "buffalo hump" as a result of my HIV meds.I don't want... Read more »

Buffalo Hump update

I've been HIV+ for over 25 years and am doing fine health-wise, undetectable and CD4's in the 500... Read more »
Articles
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Retro Part 2: Heartbreaks and STIs (or, Remembering Dolly)

...Mirrors Men's Who Fits the Case Definition? Your Computer Has the Answer Vanishing Peripheral Fat Facial Fat Fill-Ins and Buffalo Hump Surgery Bone Loss, Lipids, Age Alendronate Bolsters Lumbar Density Why Try an STI? Triggering... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: My Body and My Mind

...of what would be many changes in my body. My nipples started to hurt -- and not in a pleasant way. I had breast enlargement, buffalo hump, and wasting in my face, arms, legs, and butt. My neck felt as though it belonged on a man much heavier than... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Over the Hump

...structure." That was 15 years ago and Lambert has long since moved on. These days, he says, his claim to fame is getting rid of his buffalo hump -- or rather, humps -- a side effect of anti-HIV therapy that resulted in fat gain in his neck. This... 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 »
Connect With Others

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 »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV... Read more »

Curious - Do any of you have bone or joint disease

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
A guy in my Old Geezers with AIDS group has recently been diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis. I have spinal ankylosis and osteoarthiritis (which seem insignificant to me just now). There are also reports of people with AIDS getting a disease of... Read more »