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

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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 »

Advice re Patient with Falling CD4 but no sign of HIV Infection

Dear Dr Holodniy, your response to a question regarding Idiopathic CD4 depletion syndrome has... Read more »


The Center for AIDS

HIV Diagnosis Rate Falling Among Hispanics Living in U.S. and Puerto Rico

Newly diagnosed HIV infections fell more than 4% among Hispanics in the U.S. and Puerto Rico from 2006 through 2009. But the rate rose in some Hispanic groups, such as men 20 to 29 years old. Among Hispanics living in 40 U.S. states and Puerto Rico,... 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 »

Damaries Cruz: Deciding to Start Treatment After Nearly 20 Years of Living With HIV

Damaries Cruz When Damaries Cruz was first interviewed by, in the fall of 2008 , she'd just participated in a groundbreaking HIV awareness campaign for Spanish-language television. She was a well-known speaker and HIV educator with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Prevention Funds Fall in Ghana

"Funding for HIV and AIDS prevention intervention [in Ghana] has dwindled by 69 percent from 2005 to 2007, sending a negative signal of behavioural change and the aversion of new infections," according to a recent health survey, Public Agenda... 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 »

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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Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal

Posted by Anonymous
Rise and Fall of Syphilis Said Normal
AP National Writer

January 27, 2005, 7:26 AM EST

A recent rise in syphilis rates in the United States is probably due to
natural cycles rather than an increase in unsafe sex or other behaviors,
accordin... 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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