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Buffalo Hump-Does Surgery Help?

I have a huge,uncomfortable,& very unsightly "buffalo hump" as a result of my HIV meds.I don't want to change my drugs, as they have worked very well on my blood counts.My doctor has referred me for plastic surgery to reduce...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Yes, surgery does help to reduce a buffalo hump but unfortunately it is not uncmmon for them to grow back, especially if you stay on he same antiretroviral therapy. Growth hormone may help, as may careful control of your lipids and changing your... Read more »

buffalo hump

Have you heard of anyone with a buffalo hump complain about neck making a poping sound when move... Read more »

High Cholestrol, Lipodystrophy, and Buffalo Hump

I was diagnosed as HIV+ in 1991. I have been a vegan for over 5 years. I had been on Norvir,... 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Positive Side Table of Contents, Spring 2008

Over the Hump Whether he's speaking out on foster care or fostering AIDS awareness and activism, Sandy Lambert doesn't take "no" for an answer. Just ask B.C. Health. By Charlene Catchpole and Kristin Jenkins To read PDF, click here Editors' Letter... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rise in Gonorrhea Second-Highest in Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, N.Y., posted the nation's second-highest increase in gonorrhea cases at a time when the STD is leveling off across the country, according to new data from the CDC. In Buffalo, gonorrhea cases were up 27.5 percent in 2000. Reasons for the... 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 »

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 »

A little over the hump

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I got back a negative test yesterday after almost ten weeks. I plan to retest in 4 weeks and have a STD screening done at the same time. I pray I have the same result. Read more »