|eyebrows & lashes loss
Mar 22, 2008
Dear Dr Bob,
First thank you for this forum that I just came across today (I should have done it 3 years ago when I started the medication with a combo of Stoctrin and Truvada). The result was very good in regards of my undetected viral and other things, just months after I started the med. But a year after that, suddenly some part of my eyebrows, the beginning and the end parts just disappearing (that left me with some left eyebrows in the middle which then I have to help with make ups) and about 6 months ago my left eyelashes start to disappear. I had once check to a skin doctor, but I still feel that going for eyebrows issues are just to vain, so I stopped. Then, the skin specialist assumption was it could probably the effect of my newer immune system or immunity. My questions are, is it still possible for me to grow back my eyebrows after 'balding' for about more than a year...like if I change the medication? Thank you kindly for your attention, and again thank you for this open forum. Yours sincerely, (please withhold my name)
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello "name withheld",
Hair loss can be a side effect of some HIV medications, such as 3TC (Epivir) and FTC (Emtriva). Emtriva is a component of Truvada and consequently this could be related to your problem. However, there are multiple other potential causes for hair loss as well. A dermatologist is the correct specialist to help you sort this out. If it is a medication side effect, will the hair grow back if you stop or switch the offending medication? Yep! However, talk to your HIV specialist before considering any changes.
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