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Can Buffalo Hump Kill You

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hiv meds body shape changes buffalo hump

I started meds in 97 and quit in 2003 . because of side effects ie. buffalo hump and dark face spots. I started back in 2009 . t cells were below 200 . Now after almost 3 years my viral load is undetectable and t cells are over 300. I also had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Risk for fat problems increases with age and time with HIV (as well as with lower CD4 count) so meds often not the whole problem (genetics can play role as well). Trying to use to most fat friendly HIV regimen (your HIV specialist generally can... Read more »

Buffalo Hump

I had lipo to remove the "buffalo hump" however the hump is still there. The dr tells me... Read more »
Articles
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

Candidiasis: New Peptide Derived From Protein in Saliva May Be Promising Antifungal Agent

Oral biologists at the University at Buffalo have developed a peptide that appears to be a good candidate for treating candidiasis, a fungal condition that affects HIV patients and other people with compromised immune systems. "We wanted to develop... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Lipodistrofia

¿Qué es la lipodistrofia? La lipodistrofia, llamada también redistribución de la grasa, es una alteración en la forma en que el cuerpo produce, usa y almacena la grasa. Hay dos clases diferentes de lipodistrofia. En la desaparición... 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 »