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What Does Buffalo Hump Look Like

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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 »

Buffalo Hump Exercise

This is a question to Dr. Vergel, I've developed a buffalo hump, which according to my Dr.... Read more »

Removal of buffalo hump

I have reached the point where I can rest my head on my bufffalo hump. My doctor has even admitted... 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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Prominent Local Black and Hispanic Women Lead the Effort for HIV Testing by Example

On Sunday at Buffalo's predominantly black True Bethel Baptist Church, more than 700 worshippers watched as eight prominent local women stood at the lectern and took oral HIV tests. The event was part of the "Breakthrough Sundays" campaign in which... Read more »
TheBody.com

A Closer Look at Egrifta, a Newly Approved Treatment for HIV-Associated Belly Fat Gain (Lipohypertrophy)

For years now, it has been clear that HIV-positive people are especially prone to developing unusual increases of fat in specific parts of their bodies. What has been less clear is exactly what a person with this type of fat gain, known as... 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 »

Looking for positive friends

Posted by Kathryn, 10 Replies
Hi, I am living in the New York area and I just tested positive. Does anyone know about socials or get togethers for people with HIV? I really need someone to talk to about what I am going through, and I dont trust my friends to not tell anyone. Read more »