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Aug 27, 2005

Can the side effects of HIV/Aids or its meds cause kinky/curly hair to appear relaxed or straightened and if so how or why?

Response from Dr. Henry

HIV and some HIV drugs can have variable effects on hair though there is no well defined pattern except with certain drugs (like indinavir). Details about hair effects of HIV drugs are not commonly reported so it is not possible for me to comment on why hair may straighten out in the setting of treated HIV infection. If any readers have any references on the matter please post them! KH

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