|testosterone levels and hair loss?
Jan 26, 2006
Hello Doctors, Not sure who to post this question to so here goes: HIV pos for 14 yrs. VL undect. CD4 500-600. On zerit,epivir and viramune from 1998 to 2003, then swithed to ziagen,epivir and viramune in late 2003 due to lipoatrophy. 2 pregancies in the last 5 years,hair growth great during pregnancies, always thick hair even before pregnancies while on zerit,epivir and viramune. Lost hair post-partums. Now on epzicom and viramune for nearly a year. Hair is thinning out. Could this be due to Epzicom(epivir component)? or low testosterone(have not had free testerone checked). Would going back to ziagen,epivir and viramune be a good choice or is hair loss possibly due to hormone changes post-partum? What is the next step? Thanks for this great site and your tireless work!
Response from Dr. Henry
Good questions which is tough to answer. Epivir can result in hair loss is small % of patients. Effectiveness and safety of testeosterone use in women with hair loss is unclear. Some women loss hair (sometimes genetic) independent of HIV status or HIV therapy further complicating sorting out the best approach. Have you seen a dermatologist to get their opinion about possible interventions? KH
HIV & HPV-followup.Doc ur diagnosis is right
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