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Could Hiv Be In My Hair Products

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Drugs and DHT production

Over the last year I've been experiencing noticeable hair loss. To investigate the causes, I had my blood tested for DHT levels (Dihydrotesterone) - a known culprit in male hair loss. My DHT levels were off the chart - 5500pmol/L vs. the high...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't seen any data linking any of your HIV drugs to increased levels of DHT. Most of the literature and clinical experience has been focused on possible LOWER levels of testosterone and other androgenic hormones in the setting of HIV... Read more »

DHEA helps increasing T-cell production?

I have read under www.ciel.ch that the nutrition supplement DHEA(DeHydroEpiAndrosteron), a... Read more »

More Hair Loss

I've been catching up on articles here and one that maybe redundant is that of hair loss. I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In Zimbabwe, Hair Salons Promote Female Condom Use to Protect Against HIV

Condom maker PSI-Zimbabwe has struggled for six years to sell its female condom to Zimbabwean women, in part because doing so required interacting with women on how to use the product. The company set out to solve this problem by engaging... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Safety Concerns Prompt Label Changes and Medication Guide Requirement for Testosterone Gel Products

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers of two prescription topical testosterone gel products, AndroGel 1% and Testim 1%, to include a boxed warning on the products' labels after receiving reports of adverse effects in children... Read more »
Visual AIDS

"I Made My Mourning Productive, Collective and Interactive Through Video Production"

Still from Video Remains . How can we understand this moment of "AIDS Crisis Revisitation," exemplified by the success of films like United in Anger and How to Survive a Plague . Video artist, activist, and academic Alexandra Juhasz provides... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tanzania Investigating Circulation of Fake HIV Drugs, Stops Local ARV Production

BBC News reports on an investigation into the circulation of fake HIV drugs in Tanzania, writing, "Analysts say there is concern about the quality of locally made drugs given widespread corruption in political circles in the East Africa nation."... Read more »
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hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are any women out there suffering from hair loss that could be med related? If so, what did you determine the problem drug to be and were you able to do anything about it?If you fouund it to be med related and you changed/stopped did you get any... Read more »

Will Valtrex affect antibody production to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I started Valtrex 3 days after a sexual exposure to HSV and have continued to use it everyday for suppression. could Valtrex cause my body not to create antibodies to HIV?

I have tested negative to HIV after 13 weeks, but continue to have symptoms... Read more »

Natural Product Drug for HIV/AIDS and Eczema

Posted by Ali_Rezai, 1 Reply
You can use the seeds of thin chilli peppers that have been frozen to effectively treat HIV/AIDS. I made the discovery for treating eczema. I approached the Pharmaceutical industry to find a partner to test and develop it. Novartis (a top ten... Read more »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
Hallo. I have read a lot of articles before asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body... Read more »