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Getting Rid Of Buffalo Hump

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Buffalo Hump

I have developed "Buffalo Hump" on my back. It has been growing slowly for almost 2 years. Over the past 8 - 10 months, it has really bothered me, but my doctor insists that in time it will go away. He has changed my meds to....sustiva,...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
There have not been any real breakthroughs. As you know, some people improve slowly when they change from a PI to a non-nuke based regimen, but it is inconsistent. The studies on using insulin sensitizers like metformin or roziglitazone are too... Read more »

Buffalo Hump update

I've been HIV+ for over 25 years and am doing fine health-wise, undetectable and CD4's in... Read more »

My buffalo hump won't disappear, my tests are normal?

I've had a buffalo hump for a couple of years now. My doctor suspected Cushing's... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
Project Inform

A Primer on What's Up With Cure Research

Research aimed toward curing HIV infection by ridding the body of the virus or teaching the immune system to keep the virus under control without the need for antiretroviral (ARV) drugs -- what some refer to as a "functional cure" -- is beginning to... Read more »
TheBody.com

News & Views: Being "Infected"; Heart Disease; Getting Rid of Bad Memories; and More

HIV News & Views, May 1, 2014 - TheBody.com May 1, 2014 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, HIV-negative and HIV-positive people must work together... 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 »

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 »

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 »

to rid of me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
fine ill post my whole story tonight or tommorow morning and then ill stop unless i really need to post but just so you know i did get exposed to it by having unprotected sex with a girl ok. here is a short part of my story: i had unprotected sex... Read more »