Does Hiv Causes Change In Hair

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Change in meds due to hair loss

I have had extensive hair thinning on the two ART regimens I have tried over the past year (first six months Kaletra and Truvada, then switched to Atripla). If possible, I would like to find a regimen that I could adhere to without making my hair...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...efavirenz, etravirine, and fos-amprenavir, have not specifically been linked to hair loss.I am concerned that with too many regimen changes, you may jeopardize the good virologic outcomes that you have achieved. You and your doctor can determine... Read more »

DiD my meds cause premature gray hair?

Its very odd, but ever since I stopped my triple therapy ( Ive been undetectable for many years) My... Read more »

More Hair Loss

I've been catching up on articles here and one that maybe redundant is that of hair loss. I was... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...containing either abacavir or AZT. One other issue is that this drug will be "generic" sometime in 2010, but the impact of this change on insurance coverage for HIV treatment is not yet clear. -- Cal Cohen, M.D. Activist An easy to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...through the syringe and into body tissues. Most such silicone injections are ultimately disfiguring, as the silicone migrates, changes shape, or hardens over time. Despite a long history of fatalities, infections, severe local tissue damage, and... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...Exercise Some people are able to control their glucose levels and decrease theirlipid levels by keeping their weight down, changing their diet, and increasingexercise. While very few studies have looked at the effect of nutrition... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain the future. In a small trial of HIV+ men with lipodystrophy,visceral fat decreased by 32 percent after six months, with no change insubcutaneous fat. Small studies have not shown leptin to have negative effectson blood sugar. Activists are... Read more »
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Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...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 in my diet. I researched this and understand the oral thrush can be a cause but it doesn't have the same... Read more »

About general symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...about HIV. I know they are more specific explanations about the symptoms. Can soeone just answer these few questions!? What changes occur to the hair? What changes occur to the eyes? Thanks everyone! Keep in Good health. Read more »

Is Strep Throat at all related to HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Recently someone posted that he has Strep and from this was concerned about HIV. Is there any link between HIV and Strep at all? Also, Is there any connection between excessive dandruff and HIV? I have heard that that may be a sign. THanks Read more »

experience to share

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...pain which made it worse.. Most people just don't even bothering thinking about it.. It got to a point where I thought my hair was falling out.. I saw strands of hair on the bathroom floor and thought that the HIV was causing my hair-loss.. but... Read more »
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