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Genetic Buffalo Hump

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Meds and Buffalo Hump

Dear Nelson,Just a general question: is the development of a Buffalo Hump something that it a hold-over from the older generatipn of medications, or is it something that we can get from the newer generation of meds (I am currently on Stocrin and...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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Program for Wellness Restoration
...has dropped dramatically. But it is still there for some even when taking more "metabolically friendly" medications.Once the buffalo hump grows, it is very difficult to eliminate unless a surgeon uses ultrasound assisted liposuction. And in some... Read more »

Buffalo Hump

I have been doing 300 mg Reyataz and 100 mg Norvir once daily for about two years. During that... Read more »
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Gay Men's Health Crisis

Lipodystrophy Update -- HAL in 2001: A Fat Oddity

...wrinkling with hollow cheeks. These losses are frequently accompanied by new fat bulges between and above the shoulder blades (dorsal cervical fat pads or "buffalo hump") and in the abdominal cavity, surrounding the internal organs (truncal... Read more »
The Body PRO

Session 4: Related Syndromes

...My presentation described genetic and acquired varieties of lipodystrophies (excluding the lipodystrophy syndrome in HIV-infected patients). These lipodystrophies Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...painful. Lactic acidosis, although rare, can be fatal. See Fact Sheet 556 for more information. Fat deposits behind the neck (buffalo humps) can get big enough to cause headaches and problems with breathing and sleeping. No researcher has... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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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
Hi! I'm a 41yo French heterosexual man and I live in Pennsylvania. Three years ago, I started to notice a sudden fat loss 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... Read more »