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Hiv Aids Patients Rapid Graying Hair

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Rapid Graying of hair and wasting in AIDS

PLEASE HELP: I exercised/lift frequently approx 4 times per week and maintained a noticeably muscular body. over the course of a few months i saw slight changes ("flattening") in the maxillary area of the checks. Then afterwards, I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Untreated AIDS can cause many of the symptoms you have experienced. Accompanying factors can include low testosterone, vitamin D deficiency, gut malfunction and others. Clinical improvement after starting effective medications can be slow and... Read more »

DiD my meds cause premature gray hair?

Its very odd, but ever since I stopped my triple therapy ( Ive been undetectable for many years) My... Read more »

Losing hair at rapid rate -- is this HIV related?

I was diagnosed HIV positive two months ago. Since that time I have been losing hair at an... Read more »
Housing Works

Same Gray Area: D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Fails to Come Clean About City's HIV/AIDS Rates Again

Image Courtesy of the Washington Blade by Michael Key. This morning as D.C. Mayor Gray took the stage to speak at the official opening of the Global Village at the International AIDS Conference, at least a dozen Housing Works activists marched... Read more »

News & Views: Dating in the Face of Stigma; When Labs Go Awry; The Graying of AIDS; and More

HIV News & Views, September 19, 2013 - September 19, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL David Fawcett: Learning... Read more »

The Need to Address the Graying of AIDS

"I only take one pill a day for my HIV, the rest are for all of my aging issues. And it's great that I've lived to be able to take aging issue drugs! It's a blessing..." -- Bill Rydwels, age 77. Chicago, IL "The guy that I was so madly in love... Read more »

CD4+ Cell Count Decline in HIV-Infected Patients Is Growing More Rapid, Military Study Suggests

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of the study she presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
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AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
From the Sunday January 6, 2008 New York Times Front Section

CHICAGO John Holloway received a diagnosis of AIDS nearly two decades ago, when the disease was a speedy death sentence and treatment a distant dream.

Yet at 59 he is alive, thanks to a... Read more »

about rapid testing

Posted by tammy, 5 Replies
The 1,900 people who took a rapid HIV test at Toronto's Hassle Free clinic are being urged to get themselves rechecked after a new study showed the test is faulty.

Initial studies showed the rapid-method test was reliable, but after it was put into... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi I,m a 30 year old women HIV pos .I just found out sept 2002.Viral load over 500,000 T-Cell at 74. I,m losing my hair.It's not do to my med cause I just started them 2 weeks ago. why am I lossing my hair will it grow back?

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Rapid HIV test home kits

Posted by rustychaucer5968, 2 Replies
Hi, I just read a post in another forum here that an HIV + individual experimented with a 3 HIV home assessments and got two negatives and one positive. He is HIV positive but tested negative twice n the home kits . Could the 4 rapid HIV tests from... Read more »