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Hair Loss Sign Of HIV Infection

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Hair loss with a new HIV infection

I suffered flu-like symptoms as a result of my new HIV infection in late February and most of March. I felt better in April but felt very stressed after learning I was positive. Since mid-April to now, 2 1/2 months later, I have been experiencing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Hair loss can occur in some patients due to stress. In a minority of newly HIV infected patients hair loss may seem to increase. Any of the recommended regimens (efavirenz, boosted protease inhibitor, or raltegravir based) have pluses and minuses... Read more »

Hair Loss

Hi there myself and my girlfriend are both infected with HIV my girlfriend is in receipt of... 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 »
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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?
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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 »

Is folliculitis a sign of early HIV? Im 8 weeks into my exposure.

Posted by treeoflife1, 1 Reply
Had a negative 7 week oraquick test, i have 2 infected hair follicles on my arms....

Also would anyone know if getting my wisdom teeth taken out would delay my time for seroconversion? Read more »

Chronic Telogen effluvium (hair loss) - Help

Posted by smilek, 1 Reply
I'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 »