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Getting Buffalo Hump When You Have HIV

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What options are available for someone whose buffalo hump is so huge, it is deforming! (BUFFALO HUMP, 2009)

Hello to my favorite Doc. This is Mommy of three and I hope to find you are doing wonderfully and as happy as you can possibly be. I am finding that my buffalo hump has grown so big that despite being taken off of one protease inhibitor and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mommy of Three,Unfortunately we don't clearly understand the pathophysiology (cause) of buffalo humps and consequently we do not have effective treatments available. Certainly the problem is most prevalent in HIVers on antiretroviral... Read more »

Liposuction for Buffalo Hump

Have been off PIs for three months. Am on Sustiva now. Hump on my back is not decreasing. Is... Read more »

Buffalo Hump Removal

Is there anywhere that I can go in Columbus,Ohio for removal of my buffalo hump? I see that there... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Clinic Gets $145,000 Grant

AIDS Community Services in Buffalo, N.Y., received a $145,000 federal grant for its Evergreen Health Services clinic. The clinic serves 450 clients a year in a family setting. The two-year "capacity building grant" from the U.S. Department of Health... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

That Hump

Because I am genuinely passionate about my work, it is sometimes really difficult for me to not take it personally. Hearing that one in two African American teenage girls may be infected with at least one sexually transmissible infection (STI) was... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

Dry Humping that wasn't so dry...

Posted by Sharpie, 1 Reply
Hi,

The other day I was with a guy and he was grinding himself against my anus. He was leaking a lot of precum and he tried to insert himself (no condom) a few times. He never actually inserted himself but he was poking quite hard. Risk or no?

thanks Read more »