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What Are The 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 there before...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...your profile in the mirror or ask a friend to look at you in profile- these may be the most sensitive ways to detect an early buffalo hump. Even if an early hump is present, you may not want to make any changes in your treatment if it is going... Read more »

buffalo hump

Will medicare pay for removal of my buffalo hump? Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...(sunken cheeks). This may be the most common feature of lipo. Fat deposits can show up in the stomach, the back of the neck (a "buffalo hump"), the breasts (in both men and women) or other areas. Metabolic changes can include increases in... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Conference Highlights

...With Diarrhea On the Lookout for Kidney Problems With Viread Risks of Viramune Take ALL of Your Meds Risk Factors for Buffalo Hump New Drugs and Therapies Effective Once-Daily HIV Regimen The once-daily regimen of Emtriva,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Argentina: Lumpy Body Fat Compounds Stigma of AIDS

...fat in the face, arms, legs, and buttocks. Fatty tissue can concentrate between the shoulder blades, a condition known as a "buffalo hump," and in the breasts and abdomen for both genders. Women may experience narrowing of the hips. The condition... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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Posted by yoshimi2, 1 Reply
...event took place on 2 November 09, and I know because he used to be thin, now he has lypodystrophy, nine month pregnant belly, buffalo hump on back, plus he used to be an idu. Lets say I am 99.9 sure his is pos. Also he is avoiding my... Read more »

Fat deposit in arms from meds

Posted by Anonymous
...and up to a year ago on NNRTI's. During the time I was on meds I developed fat problems, among a very noticable and painful buffalo hump, with or without significant weight gain or loss. I have lost weight after two pregnancies and notice not... Read more »