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Common Buffalo Hump Symptoms

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Documented Medical Indication for Insurance for Liposuction/Buffalo Hump

I am an HIV/AIDS treater and have had excellent results with liposuction for painful, uncomfortable cervical neckpads in HIV patients, some of whom are not overweight. As Liposuction ordinarily and commonly is used for cosmetic improvement in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dr. Bodner, thanks for your question and sorry for the delay in reply.I've shared your experience in getting insurance to cover surgical treatments for lipodystrophy. However, since both lipoatrophy and lipoaccumulation are clearly... Read more »

Buffalo hump

Hello, I have been HIV poz for 22yrs. with no symptoms at all. I am on currently on Kaletra, Viread... Read more »

early signs of buffalo hump

I'm curious if there is any information regarding early signs of the buffalo hump? I've... 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

That Hump

Because I am genuinely passionate about my work, it is sometimes really difficult for me to not take it personally. Hearing that one in two African American teenage girls may be infected with at least one sexually transmissible infection (STI) was... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Insomnia, Daytime Sleepiness Common Among HIVers, but Not Made More Likely by HIV or Meds, Study Suggests

Insomnia rates among those living with HIV and on treatment in the U.S. are no higher than that of the general population, despite sleep disturbances being a common complaint among people living with HIV, according to a study from the U.S. military... 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 »

Dry Humping that wasn't so dry...

Posted by Sharpie, 1 Reply
Hi,

The other day I was with a guy and he was grinding himself against my anus. He was leaking a lot of precum and he tried to insert himself (no condom) a few times. He never actually inserted himself but he was poking quite hard. Risk or no?

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