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Does The Buffalo Hump Disappear With Treatment

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My buffalo hump won't disappear, my tests are normal?

I've had a buffalo hump for a couple of years now. My doctor suspected Cushing's syndrome, but all my hormone and blood tests are normal. I'm a couple of kilos overweight, but it's nothing extreme. How can I reduce/completely get...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Management of buffalo hump in the setting of treated HIV infection is challenging. Switching off offending medications, use of growth hormone or growth hormone releasing hormone (those are both injected and very expensive), and plastic surgery are... Read more »

lipodystrophy and Buffalo Hump....

dear Doctor: I was diagnosed HIV 13 years ago and everything was fine until I started taking... 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 »
AIDS Treatment News

Nandrolone (Deca Durabolin) Disappears in U.S., Generic May Return in July

In late May or early June treatment activists learned that theonly version of nandrolone currently available in the U.S. (brandname Deca Durabolin) was being discontinued. Soon we startedhearing from patients whose pharmacies told them they could... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rise in Gonorrhea Second-Highest in Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, N.Y., posted the nation's second-highest increase in gonorrhea cases at a time when the STD is leveling off across the country, according to new data from the CDC. In Buffalo, gonorrhea cases were up 27.5 percent in 2000. Reasons for the... 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 »

AIDS Treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AIDS Drugs May Cause Other Illnesses Research* Strokes and coronary disease are linked to powerful protease inhibitors, some doctors suspect.

By JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER

The powerful drug cocktails that have enabled AIDS patients to live... Read more »