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Dealing With Buffalo Hump When You Have Hiv

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HIV + "Buffalo Hump"

Iam 68 and just had liposuction procedure done on my back and neck. What are the chances of the fat returnin? I'm on Zerit, Epivir and Viread.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The antiretroviral medications that are most closely linked with buffalo hump are the protease inhibitors. The regimen that you are on is a triple nucleoside combination and would not be expected to cause Read more »

Cortisol/Buffalo Hump, Addison's/HIV connection?

Dear Dr. Cohen:I read with great interest the post re liposuction used to reduce a buffalo hump. ... Read more »
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The Center for AIDS

Conference Highlights

...With Diarrhea On the Lookout for Kidney Problems With Viread Risks of Viramune Take ALL of Your Meds Risk Factors for Buffalo Hump New Drugs and Therapies Effective Once-Daily HIV Regimen The once-daily regimen of Emtriva,... Read more »
The Body PRO

Basic Science, Observational Data on Metabolic Disturbances

...all sites was greater peripherally then centrally. The upper trunk was least affected. Another interesting finding related to buffalo humps (fat growth in the back of the neck and upper back) was that the prevalence of buffalo humps in... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy:... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: 2009 Update on Body Shape Changes and HIV/AIDS

...there are some obese people, who are not HIV infected and not otherwise ill, who actually have small humps. The humps are called buffalo humps, but in HIV, they seem to grow much, much larger. Nelson Vergel: Dr. Kotler, how does somebody know... Read more »
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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 Read more »

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 »

More info

Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...event took place on 2 November 09, and I know because he used to be thin, now he has lypodystrophy, nine month pregnant belly, buffalo hump on back, plus he used to be an idu. Lets say I am 99.9 sure his is pos. Also he is avoiding my... Read more »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
...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 just to make sure. I also noticed at the same time that some fat deposits like bumps appeared on my back, very... Read more »