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Does Having AIDS Cause You To Loose Your Hair?

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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 Transmission and Laser Hair Removal

I read an answer of yours to someone else's question but just to clarify, can HIV be transmitted... 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.... Read more »
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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 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) Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...because doing so required interacting with women on how to use the product. The company set out to solve this problem by engaging hairdressers throughout Zimbabwe to popularize the condom using their interpersonal skills, the UN Integrated... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hair Sample May Give Clues to HIV Drug Response

...antiretroviral drugs -- as well as whether or not they are actually taking their medicine -- by testing a sample of the patient's hair, researchers reported Monday. Current methods used to monitor how well the drugs are working are "inefficient... 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 Bumps

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I have these really weird hair bumps on my arms and they are attached to my hair, one bump per hair and i have quite a few of them so could anyone tell me what Read more »

hair loss?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...In the last year I have lost alot of my hair, has anyone else experience this as a problem or is it from something other than HIV? Read more »

my HAIR

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi I,m a 30 year old women HIV pos .I just found out sept 2002.Viral load over 500,000 T-Cell at 74. I,m losing my hair.It's not do to my med cause I just started them 2 weeks ago. why am I lossing my hair will it grow back? Read more »