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How Common Is Buffalo Hump

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lipodystrophy and Buffalo Hump....

dear Doctor: I was diagnosed HIV 13 years ago and everything was fine until I started taking Crix+3tc+d4t a year and a half ago. After 5 months, my body had completely changed: very skinny and veiny legs and arms, loss of weight and size. I talked...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The term buffalo hump usually refers to a quite noticeable enlargement at the base of the neck in the back which sounds different than you describe though at early stages it starts off small. The cause is not certain but clearly the HIV meds... Read more »

Causes of Buffalo hump

Hi Dr.I'm have been poz since 1999 and very healthy. Currently I'm taking Viread,Epivir,... Read more »

buffalo hump

Was taking Zerit for 10+ yrs and developed severe body wasting, so switched to Ziagen & now... 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 »
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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: A Creative New Take on AIDS Prevention

Crowds of young men and women spill out of the taverns onto Buffalo's Chippewa strip. Before they get too far, they are handed a packet with condoms, instructions on how to use them and leaflets with information on HIV/AIDS. "We'll go out to... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »