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Hiv And Hair Follicles

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Hiv from blood hair follicle

Earlier today I was eating out at a restaurant. On the last bite of my sandwich I thought I felt a hair in the food. When I pulled this out it turned out to be a short grey hair with the follicle still intact. The hair follicle was blood red. I am...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is absolutely no risk from what you're talking about.It's not possible to get HIV from blood that's been sitting around (if there even was blood!). It doesn't matter if you ate it.Hope this helps,Erik... Read more »

HIV & Hair Loss

I contracted HIV at almost 50 years of age. I had a severe acute infection, with over 750k... Read more »

Ingrown hair type bumps on my bottom

I found out in July 02 I was HIV Positive. I since then have had a tough time dealing with this. I... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Ugandans Lack Money to Buy Condoms, Boiling Them For Reuse

Some people in Uganda who cannot afford to purchase condoms have started boiling used condoms with steam produced from cooking food in an attempt to sterilize and reuse them, Makerere University professor Sam Luboga said Saturday at the opening of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hair Samples Can Be Used to Measure Effectiveness of Antiretrovirals, Researchers Say

Hair strands might help determine the effectiveness of antiretroviral drugs for HIV-positive people, researchers from the University of California-San Francisco said recently, VOA News reports. Monica Gandhi of the university and colleagues have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Study Calls for Volunteers With Dark Hair

An upcoming San Francisco-based study will attempt to use samples of participants' hair as a tool for gauging HIV treatment adherence. In the "Strand Study," researchers from the city Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and University of... Read more »
University of California-San Francisco

Using Hair to Manage HIV/AIDS and Predict Treatment Success

UCSF researchers have found that examining levels of antiretroviral drugs in hair samples taken from HIV patients on therapy strongly predicts treatment success. The findings , published in the February 20 issue of AIDS , note that the levels of... Read more »
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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 »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
Hallo. I have read a lot of articles before asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body... Read more »

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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Laser hair removal

Posted by CitoGixtuth
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