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Hair Growth And Hiv

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Testosterone treatment and facial hair growth

Hi, I have been taking testosterone injections, 200mg everythree weeks for about 4 months now, for hypogonadism. I havenever had much facial hair and I was wondering if the treatment will have any effect on this. I keep reading abouthow the...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
You probably won't see a dramatic effect on facial hair growth, though it may grow faster or a bit thicker. Your genetic tendency to have little facial hair is not changed by adding more testosterone, though higher levels can influence the... 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 »

Hair Loss and HIV?

Hi Dr. Young,I'm wondering if hair loss is a common symptom of ongoing HIV infection? I have... Read more »
Articles
National Association of People With AIDS

Three Stories of Personal Survival and Growth From People Living With HIV

These three stories of personal survival and growth are reprints from previous issues of Positive Voice , chosen because they illustrate key themes of the International AIDS Conference. Margot experienced stigma and exclusion from health care... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Next Generation of Human Growth Hormone

Every Tuesday night for three years I drove to Beverly Hills, sat in a room, and listened to five other middle-aged men discuss their lives. I didn't expect group therapy to last for years. With every passing season, we all got a little older: a few... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV Testing and High-Risk HIV Behavior Among 18- to 22-Year-Old Students and Nonstudents: Results of the National Survey of Family Growth

The current study characterizes HIV testing and high-risk behavior among 2,007 nationally representative adults ages 18-22. Conducted between March 2002 and February 2003, Cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Growth involved students and... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Violence Against Women Fuels HIV Growth, Sparks New Caribbean Group Into Action

Sexual violence is driving the increase of HIV infection among girls and women in the Caribbean, say activists who have started an organization to fight the problem. "Violence, real or threatened, dramatically increases female vulnerability to HIV... Read more »
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Skin-Growths on Chin - how to remove?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
Hi,

I just thought I'ld ask in case there are any bright ideas.

Three years ago I developed two small skin-growths on my chin - a bit like tags or long warts (but they're not warts). My HIV doc confirmed that these can occur in HIV+ people.

I got them... 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 »

Hair Loss

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was just reading a question to Dr. Henry about hair loss and Crixivan. I'm on Crixivan, Epivir and AZT. I've been on this regimen since the advent of protease inhibitors. Early on I lost ALL of my underarm hair, thigh hair and butt hair. I've... Read more »

Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
Hello
I've been very concerned lately because 6-8 months ago (could have been as early as 4 months ago) I noticed a 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... Read more »