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What Can Be Done For People With 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 »

fat face and buffalo hump

I have been HIV+ for 14 yrs. with no side effects except for having 3 chins and a buffalo hump. It... Read more »

early signs of buffalo hump

I'm curious if there is any information regarding early signs of the buffalo hump? I've been on... Read more »
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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 »
Women Alive

The New Body of AIDS

...belly increase in fat (looks like late stage pregnancy). Enlargement of breasts -- some women have changed from a size B to DD. Buffalo hump -- accumulated fat (up to 4 pounds of it) behind the neck which resembles a hump. (it's really a tumor)... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Personal Perspective: My Body and My Mind

...of what would be many changes in my body. My nipples started to hurt -- and not in a pleasant way. I had breast enlargement, buffalo hump, and wasting in my face, arms, legs, and butt. My neck felt as though it belonged on a man much heavier than... Read more »
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 »
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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 »

More info

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 loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
...had to 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... Read more »