Jun 16, 2000
Hello Drs..have you heard of any problems with hair loss while people are on Zerit? I have been on zerit now for 4 years, was also on crix and now sustiva. My doc thought that maybe going off crix would stop the hair loss, it hasn't. I have noticed a little hair growth again on my legs, but no where near before. I was wondering if it could be the zerit. I am also on epivir. I know its NO major problem, but it really bothers me. And thanks so much for being a BIG help to the positive community. Mike
Response from Dr. Henry
Actually 3TC also can rarely be linked to hair loss so there may be no lily pure drug in your case. I assume that your testosterone levels are OK and that your nutritional and metabolic status is also good. Switching HIV meds around for hair loss can be an exercise in frustration since many of the meds one might switch to can also rarely cause or contribute to hair loss. None of the HIV meds are usually linked to hair growth. Switching your HIV meds needs to be done in the context of what meds you have been on before, what your past and current HIV/CD4 counts are, and what future options are. Keith Henry, M.D.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- How Is It That I Am Hiv Positive And My Husband Is Not?
- How Long Does It Take An Hiv Positive Person To Start Showing Signs Of The Disease?
- Will The Doctor Call You If Your Hiv Test Results Are Positive?
- When Can't The Body Fight Off Opportunistic Infections?
- Hiv Cut And Saliva Risk
- Vitamin B6 And Peripheral Neuropathy
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.