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Fat Mass At Top Of Spine Buffalo Hump

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buffalo hump surgery

I'm a 45 year old, HIV+ for 20 years, recently taken off all meds and waiting for the results of a phenotype test. For, my viral load has shut up to 25,000 from 2,000 and my T's have dropped from 700 to 300. Generally, I'm in good...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Your doctor is right in saying that the hump may come back after surgery. Additionally, I would say it is unusual (but not impossible) for buffalo humps to cause symptoms of the type you are describing. If the hump is not obvious and you are having... Read more »

buffalo hump

I'm concerned about buffalo hump. Is there any place on the web that shows pictures? I'm... 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 »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NIH Study Finds HIV-Positive Young Men at Risk of Low Bone Mass

Young men being treated for HIV are more likely to experience low bone mass than are other men their age, according to results from a research network supported by the National Institutes of Health. The findings indicate that physicians who care... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Longitudinal Changes in Weight, Lean Body Mass and Bone Mineral Density in First-Line Combinations: ACTG 5205 Substudy

As treatment guidelines shift and more people initiate ART for life-long therapy, it is critical to understand various regimens impact on the body. A new analysis reports the impact of different regimens on lean body mass and bone mineral density... 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 »

Fat deposit in arms from meds

Posted by Anonymous
I'm having a hard time finding any research on fat deposits in arms related to meds that cause lipodystrophy.

I'm 29 and + for 12 years now. I went on ARV's at the age of 21 and up to a year ago on NNRTI's. During the time I was on meds I developed... Read more »