Hair Loss And Hiv In African Women
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineHIV infection can cause changes in hair texture in some patients as well as hair loss. Some of the HIV medications can also impact hair. 3TC is a drug which is often well tolerated and an important part of many regimens. I have had a number of... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHi Ruth and thanks for posting.Seems like you're generally doing very well on your HIV treatment.While there are many potential causes of hair loss, it seems that you and your care provider have attempted to address this.It's possible that... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineRogaine may be helpful and topically is fairly safe. Your indinavir and/or 3TC may be contributing to the hair changes so you might discuss with your HIV specialist the possibility of changing your meds around versus adding yet another medication.... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineGood questions which is tough to answer. Epivir can result in hair loss is small % of patients. Effectiveness and safety of testeosterone use in women with hair loss is unclear. Some women loss hair (sometimes genetic) independent of HIV status or... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Repliescan 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesAre 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 smilek, 1 ReplyI've been diagnosed with HIV since 1992. I've been on numerous treatments although I'm currently on Norvir, Truvada and Prezista. For the past 5-6 years I have been going through a chronic hair loss, Telogen effluvium (thinning of the scalp). It... Read more »
Posted by mistake1, 1 Replydoes anyone know if hair loss is an hiv symptom and itchy skin also?
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