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Signs Of Buffalo Hump

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early signs of buffalo hump

I'm curious if there is any information regarding early signs of the buffalo hump? I've been on meds for a few months now including a protease inhibitor. Lately I have recurring pain or tension in my neck and upper back which wasn't...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
My patients tell me that they may notice symptoms earlier, but as you point out, it may be very difficult to sort out all of the issues. Check your profile in the mirror or ask a friend to look at you in profile- these may be the most sensitive... Read more »

Clinical Trials for Buffalo Hump

My partner has a severe buffalo hump. He has been positive since 1995 of only 49tcells. Tcells now... Read more »

buffalo hump/glucosamine & chondroitin

I have had a buffalo hump problem off and on for several years (Viread,3tc & Viramune). I have... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIAID Grant Awarded to Buffalo University for HIV/AIDS Research

The University of Buffalo's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on Tuesday announced that it has received a seven-year, $7.6 million grant from NIH 's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for HIV/AIDS research... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Outreach Efforts in Atlanta, Buffalo, N.Y., Target Black Community

The following summarizes two recent events that seek to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in the black community. Atlanta: The African-American Outreach Initiative will hold its 10th annual conference on HIV/AIDS in Atlanta March 15, the Atlanta... 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 »
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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 »