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If Your Hair Is Falling Out Is This A Sign Of Hiv

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Atripla and hair loss

Hi -- I have been using Atripla for 2 months now. And noticed my hair is starting to fall. Is this normal?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Most patients who take Atripla don't experience much hair loss but a small % (< 5) have noted that problem.It can be hard to know whether the hair loss is due to immune reconstitution Read more »

Hair Loss

Hi there myself and my girlfriend are both infected with HIV my girlfriend is in receipt of... Read more »

Hair fall after pep

Hi Dr. Rob!After 28 days on pep "Levitra and Combivir" my 6 months test came back negative. Thank... Read more »
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The Well Project

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

...Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also stores energy. There are different types... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also stores energy. There are different types... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...of Yourself Introduction Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also stores energy. There are different types... 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 Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...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 fluids that contains are dried then... Read more »

help

Posted by mistake1, 1 Reply
...has anyone expeirenced hair loss after newly infected....my hair wont stop falling out is this apart of hiv please anyone... Read more »

hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...hair but this is ridiculous! mother died 3 months ago and during that really stressful time is when i first started seeing it fall out from the roots by the handful (not big handful). anyway, doctor said it was stress, could be menopause but i... Read more »

hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 2 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 Read more »