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Do You Lose Hair On Legs From Hiv

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Side Effects

...small hassle to a serious condition. Tell yourhealth care provider if diarrhea goes on too long or if it's serious. Drink lots of liquids Lipodystrophy (Body Shape Changes, see Fact Sheet 553 ) includes fat loss in arms, legs and face; fat gainin the stomach or behind the neck; and increases in fats (cholesterol) and sugar (glucose) in the blood. These changes may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. High levels of fats and sugar...
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HIV by eating a pubic hair?

I was out eating at a diner and took a bite of my crepe when I felt something odd in my mouth and took it out to only find a pubic hair. Can HIV be passed this way?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'm really curious how you knew the hair in your crepe was actually a pubic hair! Oh never mind. It really doesn't matter, because even if it were a pubic hear, your Read more »

HIV and hair loss

I am an HIV positive male. I currently have an undetectable viral load and a CD4 count of 170. Additionally, I am on the antiviral Atripla and antibiotic Bactrim. Since becoming undetectable, I have began losing my hair on various parts of my body....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Fluxes in the immune system and use of various drugs can impact hair growth. A small percentage of patients report increased hair loss when starting effective HIV therapy. In some cases that stabilized Read more »

Eyes burning and losing all hair - feel fried

I been HIV+ for about 10 years. I've been taking low dose Naltrexone for nine years and never had any OI's to speak of. Started taking AZT, 3TC, Abacavir 3 years ago when my viral load reached 40,000. I also added testosterone when my levels...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Certainly indinavir can result in dry lips, skin, nail, and hair problems. I would consider switching to another protease inhibitor perhaps low dose ritonavir with amprenavir (100 or 200 mg Read more »

HIV Transmission and Laser Hair Removal

I read an answer of yours to someone else's question but just to clarify, can HIV be transmitted through the lasers used for hair reduction?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...way, nor would I understand how this could occur. So I would say that HIV cannot be transmitted through the lasers used for hair reduction. Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy: Loss of subcutaneous fat in the arms, legs, butt, or face(sunken cheeks) Blood fat and sugar changes (metabolic problems) ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy: Loss of subcutaneous fat in the arms, legs, butt, or face(sunken cheeks) Blood fat and sugar changes (metabolic problems) ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...the belly, or round lumps that appear under the skin(lipomas) Lipoatrophy: Loss of subcutaneous fat in the arms, legs, butt, or face(sunken cheeks) Blood fat and sugar changes (metabolic problems) ... Read more »
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Crixivan

...possible side effects seen with protease inhibitors are lipodystrophy (body fat changes, including thinning of the face, arms and legs, with or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and upper back), onset of new cases or worsening of... Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...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 fluids that contains are dried then... Read more »

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 Read more »

folliculitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...paid. I have a red bump on my leg a little smaller than a penny. It hurts. Could this be folliculitis? I've had several ingrown hairs in my pubic area and one on my thigh... and some foliculitis on my stomach area (that WAS diagnosed my a doc),... Read more »

hiv symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...almost broke so i took it off and put a new 1 on and finished now iam haveing two knots in between my leg and pubic hair but thats all is this lymph nodes and do u think iam infected Read more »