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Insurance Coverage For Buffalo Hump Surgery Removal

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Ask the Experts

Removal of buffalo hump

I have reached the point where I can rest my head on my bufffalo hump. My doctor has even admitted that it is large. I know that to remove it it must be cut out. Do you have any idea of what a surgical removal would cost and/or if there are any...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am not aware of any studies that are ongoing to look at this issue. Before you proceed, I would want to know that you are off the type of medication that is associated with the development of lipodystrophy, such as stavudine and most protease... Read more »

buffalo hump

Hi Doctor i been on meds 7 yrs. i was wondering if the there is any thing i can do about the bump... 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 »
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 »
Being Alive

Understanding Health Insurance Coverage Under the New Law

Enrollment started October 1, 2013, in the new health insurance plans created by the Affordable Care Act. Coverage under the plans will be effective January 1, 2014. Several recent columns have explored this major change in health insurance. People... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cost Versus Coverage; Schwarzenegger Weighs 10 Bills to Expand Health Insurance

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is considering 10 bills that would expand what health insurers are required to cover in California. The measures would require insurers to pay for HIV tests for people without symptoms of the infection; human... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

First time Caller.. Recent listener.. and of course positive..

Posted by marriednkids, 6 Replies
Well 2/9/2013 I got a call from the state, saying they wanted to see me about some stuff that came out on a life insurance exam. They called on Friday at 4pm, and said they could not meet until Monday, but it was about a serious STD. After... Read more »