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hair loss JB
Nov 10, 2000

Have you had any reports of anyone who is on HAART regimen losing their hair? If so, why?

Response from Dr. Bartlett

Hair loss has been reported in HIV-infected persons, both on and off antiretroviral therapy. The most common association has been with indinavir, (Crixivan), probably due to its effects on cis-retinoic acid binding protein. Hair loss can be very difficult to treat, and if you are on indinavir, you may want to review other options with your health care provider.

John A. Bartlett, M.D.

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