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Hiv And Hair Thinning

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Hair Loss and HIV?

Hi Dr. Young,I'm wondering if hair loss is a common symptom of ongoing HIV infection? I have been losing a lot of hair recently (much more than usual), and my scalp seems crusty and sensitive. When I scratch my scalp, there is always crust under...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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...(Crixivan). It's also not thought to be associated with HIV, as far as I know.There are scattered (ie., rare) case reports of hair loss associated with other medications, including lopinavir (Kaletra), atazanavir (Reyataz) and tenofovir (Viread,... Read more »

HIV and hair loss

I am an HIV positive male. I currently have an undetectable viral load and a CD4 count of 170.... Read more »

Change in meds due to hair loss

I have had extensive hair thinning on the two ART regimens I have tried over the past year (first... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...It suppresses the immune system. It can cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, swollen and sensitive gums, mouth sores, hair loss, and numbness or tingling in the feet or hands. Chemo also damages bone marrow. This can cause anemia (low red... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...taste changes, painful urination, indigestion, joint pain, hives, and liver toxicity. Itchy/dry skin, ingrown toe nails, and hair loss are unique to Crixivan. Kidney stones, which may lead to more serious problems, can also occur -- if pain... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hair Loss

...switching or discontinuing the problematic drug. Even then, the return of the lost hair may be slow and incomplete. Other causes of hair loss include: malnutrition, particularly low protein intake thyroid problems B complex vitamin deficiency ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...lactic acidosis that caused some deaths. Hydroxyurea may cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It can also lead to weight gain, hair loss, and changes in skin coloring. It may cause birth defects, so pregnant women should not take hydroxyurea. It... Read more »
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hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...can anyone tell me of any experience they have had with hair loss? i am a 50 year old woman, recently diagnosed with hiv, probably had 5 years. always had thin hair but this is ridiculous! Read more »

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 »

hair loss

Posted by mistake1, 1 Reply
...does anyone know if hair loss is an hiv symptom and itchy skin also? Read more »

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 Read more »