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Ways To Treat Buffalo Hump

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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 »

Meds and Buffalo Hump

Dear Nelson,Just a general question: is the development of a Buffalo Hump something that it a... Read more »

High Cholestrol, Buffalo Hump, and Lipodystrophy

I was diagnosed as HIV+ in 1991. I have been a vegan for over 5 years. I had been on Norvir,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...painful. Lactic acidosis, although rare, can be fatal. See Fact Sheet 556 for more information. Fat deposits behind the neck (buffalo humps) can get big enough to cause headaches and problems with breathing and sleeping. No researcher has... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy:... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Buttocks Face (sunken cheeks) Fat build up may happen in the: Stomach Breasts Back of the neck ("buffalo hump") Round lumps of fat may appear under the skin (lipomas) Some studies show that... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in the breasts, back of the neck (buffalo hump),visceral fat in the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy:... Read more »
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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 Read more »

buffalo hump

Posted by Anonymous, 5 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 Read more »

Flushing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i have red face for a few months now. im wondering if this may be what is said to be flushing from hiv. I am ver woorid and don't know where to go from here. Can anyone help me with what flushing is? Read more »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
...take medication for a while but I can't remember the name of it. I feel really ashame of the way I look now and many people always ask me what happened to my face and if I'm sick but I had another blood test done a few months ago and there is... Read more »