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Hiv And Hair Loss

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HIV and hair loss

I am an HIV positive male. I currently have an undetectable viral load and a CD4 count of 170. Additionally, I am on the antiviral Atripla and antibiotic Bactrim. Since becoming undetectable, I have began losing my hair on various parts of my body....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fluxes in the immune system and use of various drugs can impact hair growth. A small percentage of patients report increased hair loss when starting effective HIV therapy. In some cases that stabilized and reveres. Since other conditions can... 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 »

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 »
Articles
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 »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Side Effects

Acknowledgements and Credits Introduction Appetite Loss Body Distortion -- Lipodystrophy Bone Death and Destruction Avascular Necrosis Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Cardiac Concerns Diarrhea Fatigue Gas and Bloating... 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 »
Connect With Others

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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Loss of Pubic Hair

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is loss of pubic hair a symptom of ARS/HIV? Does anybody know?

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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 »

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 »