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Does Your Hair Fall Out From Hiv

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hair falling out

Is it true that HIV causes your hair to fall out. My hair has been coming out in clumps. Doctor is testing me for possible thyroid problem but said that HIV causes hair loss. I haven't heard of that yet. Could it be my meds...viracept,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
18 is the precentage of CD4 cells. Hair falling out in clumps is not a usual manifestation of HIV infection or caused from the meds you are on. HIV can result in some hair loss over time. There are some autoimmune diseases that can also cause such... Read more »



my hair is falling out

when I started out 8/12 my tcell was 30 viral load 1,320,000, after 2 months, my tcell 219 viral... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hair Loss

Hair loss (alopecia) is a common experience, particularly in men as they age. When hair loss is new, rapid or severe, it is considered abnormal. There are many medical treatments that can cause disturbing hair loss, including cancer drugs and some... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uganda's HIV/AIDS Rates Stop Falling

For the first time in a decade, Uganda's HIV infection rate has not declined, according to the HIV surveillance report compiled by the Ministry of Health. The report says 6.5 percent of women sampled at 20 antenatal clinics countrywide during 2001... Read more »

Damaries Cruz: Deciding to Start Treatment After Nearly 20 Years of Living With HIV

Damaries Cruz When Damaries Cruz was first interviewed by, in the fall of 2008 , she'd just participated in a groundbreaking HIV awareness campaign for Spanish-language television. She was a well-known speaker and HIV educator with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe's HIV Rate Falls: Government

Zimbabwe's estimated HIV infection rate has dropped to 13.7 percent in people ages 15-49, down from 14.1 percent last year, said Health Minister Henry Madzorera. However, concerted efforts are needed to push the rate down further, he said. "We have... Read more »
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hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
can anyone tell me of any experience they have had with hair loss?

i am a 50 year old woman, recently diagnosed with hiv, probably had 5 years. always had thin hair but this is ridiculous! mother died 3 months ago and during that really stressful... Read more »

hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 3 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 »


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?

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HIV- falling head over heals w/HIV+ & confused

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I'm HIV- and recently met and went on a few dates with an awesome guy who is HIV+. He told me he was HIV+ on our second date, after I told him I was a recovering alcoholic. The fact that he disclosed his HIV status so honestly to me is so... Read more »