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Getting Buffalo Hump When You're HIV Positive

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HIV + "Buffalo Hump"

Iam 68 and just had liposuction procedure done on my back and neck. What are the chances of the fat returnin? I'm on Zerit, Epivir and Viread.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The antiretroviral medications that are most closely linked with buffalo hump are the protease inhibitors. The regimen that you are on is a triple nucleoside combination and would not be expected to cause Read more »

Cortisol/Buffalo Hump, Addison's/HIV connection?

Dear Dr. Cohen:I read with great interest the post re liposuction used to reduce a buffalo hump. ... Read more »
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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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...(sunken cheeks). This may be the most common feature of lipo. Fat deposits can show up in the stomach, the back of the neck (a "buffalo hump"), the breasts (in both men and women) or other areas. Metabolic changes can include increases in... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...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 »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...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 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 Read more »

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 »

More info

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 »

I need some help - Here is my story.

Posted by Atheena, 2 Replies
...and are alive. LOLAlive.Well the mutation (that is what I call it) got much worst and now today 2010 I have lipodystrophy, buffalo hump, double chin and facial wasting ( upper trunk of body is deformed). Thank god I worked out as much as I did... Read more »