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Getting Buffalo Hump When You're HIV Positive

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Clinical Trials for Buffalo Hump

My partner has a severe buffalo hump. He has been positive since 1995 of only 49tcells. Tcells now 789. He has been on all different kinds of Hiv meds. He is now only on Trizivir. The hump is getting so big that it is spreading from side to side...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There are clinical trials for increased abdominal fat using diabetic medicines (ACTG has sites in Dallas) and growth hormone can help that (trials not currently open). Exercise, diet, and lipid lowering meds +/- diabetic meds in some combination... Read more »

buffalo hump growing while off drugs?

Drs,This has really been driving me crazy. I stopped all HIV drugs 1 1/2 yrs ago after taking... Read more »
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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 »
Housing Works

HIV-Positive Man in Buffalo Faces Felony Charges, the Positive Justice Project Urges Media to Report Fairly and Accurately

A 20-year-old man in Buffalo is facing four felony reckless endangerment charges after police say he allegedly had sex with several people without disclosing that he is HIV positive. Housing Works, along with the Positive Justice Project, would... 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 »
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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 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 »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies
http://www.Pozspaces.com is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »