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Pubic Hair And HIV Testing

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My Doctor says HIV can travel down pubic hair - worried

Hi Doctor Bob,I had sex with a girl of positive status but I used a condom. I am 22 and really worried cause my GP says that abstinence is the only way to truly prevent HIV transmission because he says HIV can attach to and travel along pubic hair...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi James and Jeneane,Your GP told you "HIV can attach to and travel along pubic hair and therefore into the interior of the condom where it could then enter any breaks in the skin or possible the urethra and that this is especially true for the... Read more »

HIV by eating a pubic hair?

I was out eating at a diner and took a bite of my crepe when I felt something odd in my mouth and... Read more »

Early Pubic Hair Loss

Dear Doctors,Is hair loss likely to occur early in HIV infection? Like during/straight after ARS?... Read more »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pass the Hairspray, Fight AIDS

The L'OrĂ©al Foundation will send HIV/AIDS toolkits to 500,000 US hair salons and stylists as part of Hairdressers Against AIDS, an awareness campaign already underway in more than two dozen countries. The goal is to get hairdressers to impart their... Read more »
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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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Shaving pubic region?

Posted by grcboy28, 1 Reply
Just a quick question. A girl I've been casually dating for the past 4 months recently tested HIV- at the clinic with me on January 5th. She had unprotected sex with only her ex bf she said who also tested HIV- negative the day before.
Anyway, we... Read more »

white pubic hairs

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, recently some of my pubic hairs seem to have a white coating on them. Like, the hair is dead or something. It seems to grow with the follice as well.

I've searched and searched but I don't see anything about this, not even on this site. I... Read more »

pubic lice

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I know the topic here mainly is hiv.. but I would like to know if anyone knows about pubic lice (crabs), how long does it take for you to notice? I had an encounter two months ago, but until today this feeling started.. like a sensation in the... Read more »