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Aids Symptoms In The Hair

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Body Hair Loss, Symptom of What?

Thank you in advance for your job in answering these questions!What HIV related illness could cause body hair loss? I know that it could be a side effect of the protease inhibitors, or AZT (I'm on Crixivan and AZT) but I'm afraid that...
Judith Currier, M.D.

Response from Judith Currier, M.D.

University of CA, LA School of Medicine
I cannot think of an OI that has hairloss as a symptom. It could be some type of endocrine problem or as you mentioned related to drugs. I am sorry I do not have an answer. I could also be related to something you took a few months ago. I hope you... Read more »

Rapid Graying of hair and wasting in AIDS

PLEASE HELP: I exercised/lift frequently approx 4 times per week and maintained a noticeably... Read more »

Loss of Hair

I have been HIV+ for 4 years and have not had any problems or complications with the virus, except... Read more »
Articles
University of California-San Francisco

Using Hair to Manage HIV/AIDS and Predict Treatment Success

UCSF researchers have found that examining levels of antiretroviral drugs in hair samples taken from HIV patients on therapy strongly predicts treatment success. The findings , published in the February 20 issue of AIDS , note that the levels of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pass the Hairspray, Fight AIDS

The L'OrĂ©al Foundation will send HIV/AIDS toolkits to 500,000 US hair salons and stylists as part of Hairdressers Against AIDS, an awareness campaign already underway in more than two dozen countries. The goal is to get hairdressers to impart their... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Study Calls for Volunteers With Dark Hair

An upcoming San Francisco-based study will attempt to use samples of participants' hair as a tool for gauging HIV treatment adherence. In the "Strand Study," researchers from the city Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and University of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hair Samples Can Be Used to Measure Effectiveness of Antiretrovirals, Researchers Say

Hair strands might help determine the effectiveness of antiretroviral drugs for HIV-positive people, researchers from the University of California-San Francisco said recently, VOA News reports. Monica Gandhi of the university and colleagues have... Read more »
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hair loss

Posted by mistake1, 1 Reply
does anyone know if hair loss is an hiv symptom and itchy skin also?
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Loss of Pubic Hair

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is loss of pubic hair a symptom of ARS/HIV? Does anybody know?

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Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
Hello
I've been very concerned lately because 6-8 months ago (could have been as early as 4 months ago) I noticed a small white spot on the side of my tongue. Initially I didn't think anything of it and thought it was something that I ate or a change... Read more »

Chronic Telogen effluvium (hair loss) - Help

Posted by smilek, 1 Reply
I've been diagnosed with HIV since 1992. I've been on numerous treatments although I'm currently on Norvir, Truvada and Prezista. For the past 5-6 years I have been going through a chronic hair loss, Telogen effluvium (thinning of the scalp). It... Read more »