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Hiv And Cause Of Hair Falling Out

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hair falling out

Is it true that HIV causes your hair to fall out. My hair has been coming out in clumps. Doctor is testing me for possible thyroid problem but said that HIV causes hair loss. I haven't heard of that yet. Could it be my meds...viracept,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
18 is the precentage of CD4 cells. Hair falling out in clumps is not a usual manifestation of HIV infection or caused from the meds you are on. HIV can result in some hair loss over time. There are some autoimmune diseases that can also cause such... Read more »



Hair fall after pep

Hi Dr. Rob!After 28 days on pep "Levitra and Combivir" my 6 months test came back... Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Says PMTCT of HIV Is Achievable, Efforts Must Target Millions Currently "Falling Through the Cracks"

"A generation of babies could be born free of AIDS if the international community stepped up efforts to provide universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and social protection, the United Nations said on Tuesday," Reuters reports. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa's HIV Infections Fall to 5.4 Million: Government

On Thursday, South Africa's deputy president responded to a parliamentary request for an update on national HIV/AIDS efforts. AIDS-related deaths are down, he said, but getting a handle on new infections continues to be a struggle. Advertisement ... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Rate of Hospital Admissions for AIDS Falls, While Heart Disease Rate Climbs

Rates at which HIV-positive people got admitted to the hospital because of AIDS fell sharply from 2001 through 2008 in a four-city U.S. study. 1 But heart, kidney, and lung disease became more frequent causes of hospital admission in this group... Read more »
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hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Are 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 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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Falling for someone HIV positive...

Posted by Pan, 4 Replies

This is my first time posting here. Well, I am 30-years-old and HIV negative. I always practice safer sex, with a low number of partners, and get tested regularly. Remaining negative is a really high priority for me.

Well, about one month ago I... Read more »

Staying or Falling in Love: After being diagnosed

Posted by Kaitee, 7 Replies
My diagnosis came to me in an interesting way. I had been seeing a guy almost a month when I had found out I was HIV+. We met and our feelings developed rather rapidly.

We were very open and honest about our feelings and found each other had a lot... Read more »