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Hair Loss During Seroconversion

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Hair Loss

I had a terrible seroconversion, but when I did, my hair fell off soon after. My doctor told me that it was called telogen effluvium and it was caused because my body had just been put under alot of stress. He also told me that if you look at...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thank you for sharing your interesting story linking hair loss and HIV seroconversion. KH... Read more »

hair loss problem

How can this be stopped. Are there any treatments for this.... Read more »

Hair loss

Hi Dr.Judith, Does HIV itself cause hair loss? Thank you.... Read more »
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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 »
Body Positive

Hair and Life

It was a strange sensation. I was standing in the shower, warm water pouring over my body, as I reached for the shampoo. A quick squeeze of the bottle, a little lather, and in my hand a clump of hair the size of a shaving brush. There was no way... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

And They Said This Was a Gay, White Male Disease

The South is known for many things. Some good, some bad. Among them, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Juneteenth, good manners, big hair, and the Bible belt. In addition, the South is now known as having the highest incidence of HIV-positive... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Is Your Testosterone Level "Normal?"

Are you depressed or fatigued? Have you lost weight for no discernable cause? Have you experienced a loss in sex drive, or in men, a loss of erectile function? Have you suffered from muscle loss or the inability to grow muscle? Low testosterone... Read more »
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Late Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone ever heard of seroconversion after 3 years. I had unprotected vaginal sex over 3 yrs ago and have all manner of symptoms. I have lost 2 inches on my thighs, 1 inch in my biceps, 12 lbs. Have folliculitis, thrush, sebhorric dermatitis. I... Read more »

Seroconversion after 13 weeks?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Last year I had unprotected sex with a person who later turned out to be HIV positive (I know stupid). I took an hiv test 15 weeks later and tested NEG.

It is almost a year later. I have had various strange symptoms such as night sweats,... Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
To Everyone Worried about ARS and Seroconversion
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Technically ARS and seroconversion are not the same thing.

ARS = Acute Retroviral Syndrome, sometimes called Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital... Read more »

hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone experienced a profound amount of hair loss on antivirals?I'm curious if it began as soon as you started the drugs,or sometime down the line.I've purchased a wig(hoping it will regrow)but the last 6 months have been shear torture on top of... Read more »