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Could Standing Straight Cure Buffalo Hump

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buffalo hump

I'm concerned about buffalo hump. Is there any place on the web that shows pictures? I'm female,hiv+ and on antivirals for awhile. I don't have a pad of fat being my neck,instead it's on the sides where the shoulders met the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This does not sound like a buffalo hump. You may have scoliosis or some other issue. You might see your internist and ask for xrays of your spine and shoulder blades and be checked for scoliosis. Now of course anything is possible and this may be an... Read more »

Buffalo Hump

I have developed "Buffalo Hump" on my back. It has been growing slowly for almost 2... 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 »
TheBody.com

Will This Generation's Magic Johnson Please Stand Up?

Kellee Terrell It was the disclosure heard around the world. On Nov. 7, 1991, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, then only 32 years old, stepped up to the microphone, addressed the press and uttered the words, "Because of the HIV virus that I have... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

A Summit for Straights

Heterosexuals with HIV/AIDS who are seeking support find it easy to feel excluded. Many services offered to people with AIDS are geared toward the gay population, and few are targeted toward heterosexuals. The Pos Hetero Summit, to be held from June... 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 »

Straight in San AntonioTX

Posted by str8poz210, 3 Replies
Well i`m a year in to this new life,i guess still coping and letting it all sink in. I`m healthy, strong, confident and best of all undetectable! Just trying to live my life to the fullest, smile and laugh often and not stress the small things. Yet... Read more »