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How To Treat Buffalo Hump When You Are Hiv Positive

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Buffalo Hump Just Starting

Posted by mike55, 6 Replies

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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello Friends,

My husband and I are both positive and have been researching having a baby for 2 years. We are both healthy with undetectable viral loads and high cd4 counts and we are well aware of the risks. I know under the Americans With... Read more »

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

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies 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 »
Ask the Experts

What options are available for someone whose buffalo hump is so huge, it is deforming! (BUFFALO HUMP, 2009)

Hello to my favorite Doc. This is Mommy of three and I hope to find you are doing wonderfully and as happy as you can possibly be. I am finding that my buffalo hump has grown so big that despite being taken off of one protease inhibitor and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Mommy of Three,Unfortunately we don't clearly understand the pathophysiology (cause) of buffalo humps and consequently we do not have effective treatments available. Certainly the problem is most prevalent in HIVers on antiretroviral... 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 Cixivan and Epivir for 3 1/2 yrs. I had a small hump at the time of cessation - I actually didn't give it much attention, although I knew it was...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Intrascapular or 'buffalo'humps were certainly recognised well before HIV came along, most typically as a side effect of corticosteroid ('cortisone') use. It is also part of Madelung's syndrome an inherited fat distribution... Read more »

Sexy man with a Buffalo hump..

Hi very busy Drs.Real quick-me 44, hiv+ since 1999, eat great-fish/chicken protein, good carbs,brown rice,whole grains,vegs. work out 3x wk. Currently undet./t-cell-1200+. on viread,viramune,epivir( last 8-12mos. for this regimine)and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I have no experience with use of local testosterone/massage for treatment of buffalo hump. Use of systemic topical testosterone is under study for that -results should be available soon from the ACTg study. The cortisol dysregulation theory for... 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, Fortovase, Epivir, and Sustiva for ~3 years. Before that, I was on a Crixivan cocktail. About 5-6 years ago, I developed Lipodystrophy and "Buffalo...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Sounds like a challenging situation. There will probably be no easy solution. I assume you need to be on HIV therapy (history of CD4 count < 250-350 or AIDS) so stopping therapy is not a good option. I am not sure that further switching of... 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 »
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: Schumer Seeks Testing for Veterans' Families

On January 23, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), expressed his latest concerns regarding problems at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in a letter to Brian Stiller, medical director at VA Western New York Healthcare System. The... Read more »