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Cortisone And Buffalo Hump

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buffalo hump

I know the buffalo hump will develop in cases in extreme conditions of the adrenal glands--Cushing's syndrome. Why does it develop in HIV/AIDS? Is it the side effect of medicine, or does the medicine effect the adrenal glands/cortisone which...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
In a limited number of patients, it may well be some abnormally increased cortisol level. However, in HIV infection (and particularly with its treatment with certain drugs, such as the older protease inhibitors), there is some abnormality of how fat... Read more »

buffalo hump growing while off drugs?

Drs,This has really been driving me crazy. I stopped all HIV drugs 1 1/2 yrs ago after taking... Read more »
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 »


¿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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIAID Grant Awarded to Buffalo University for HIV/AIDS Research

The University of Buffalo's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on Tuesday announced that it has received a seven-year, $7.6 million grant from NIH 's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for HIV/AIDS research... 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

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 »

Any experts! Cortisone during window period!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can any expert please advise! Will the use of Cortisone during the window period(3-6 weeks) affect the human body in producing detectable anti bodies for the Hiv tests to detect?
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