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Hair Loss Sign Of HIV Infection

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Hair Loss

Hi there myself and my girlfriend are both infected with HIV my girlfriend is in receipt of treatment I am not yet. Her hair has been falling out slowly for more than a year, but now it's falling at a rapid rate, strangely my hair is no falling out...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...individuals (indinavir and lamivudine are the ones I have noted). In my experience I can't make any sweeping generalizations about hair loss and HIV status other than AIDS patients in the pre-effective therapy days often noted increased hair... Read more »

why hair loss

Hi my problem is weird. About a month ago my hair started falling out in clumps. I am female and... 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 been... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...Carcelain G, Li TS, et al. Positive effects of combined antiretroviral therapy on CD4+ T cell homeostasis and function in advanced HIV disease. Science 1997;277:112-6. 9. Connick E, Lederman MM, Kotsin BL et al. Immune reconstitution in the first... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
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hair loss

Posted by mistake1, 1 Reply
...does anyone know if hair loss is an hiv symptom and itchy skin also? 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 Read more »

hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...would hair loss be normal for an infected individual...i am sure someone will just say it's stress Read more »

hair loss?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
In the last year I have lost alot of my hair, has anyone else experience this as a problem or is it from something other than HIV? Read more »