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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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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 »

Hair Bumps

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I have these really weird hair bumps on my arms and they are attached to my hair, one bump per hair and i have quite a few of them so could anyone tell me what this is and if it is linked to HIV or not ? Follicilous or how ever you spell it is I... 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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Ask the Experts

Early Pubic Hair Loss

Dear Doctors,Is hair loss likely to occur early in HIV infection? Like during/straight after ARS? It seems to involve pubic hair mostly...Thank you!PB...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
No, this is not something that happens commonly in early HIV infection, although it may occur as HIV disease progresses and may be worsened by certain medications including some antiretrovirals.... 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 took it out to only find a pubic hair. Can HIV be passed this way?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'm really curious how you knew the hair in your crepe was actually a pubic hair! Oh never mind. It really doesn't matter, because even if it were a pubic hear, your HIV risk would be nonexistent. Dr. Bob... Read more »

pubic hair in condom -risk os transmission

Hi,A prostitute introduced her finger in my anus with a condom. But before she did that there was a pubic hair in the condom that she took out before the act. I am afraid from a possible contamination in the condom by the pubic hair - in the case of...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI need more information. If the only fear of pubic hair for transmission this is not a worry. There has to be a direct exchange of body fluid and hair does not carry a risk of infection.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

pubic hair ulcer

I have ulcers on my pubic area, very painful and there is pus. please advise...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
I suspect you probably have herpes which has gotten infected with bacteria. You should see a healthcare provider or go to the nearest STD (sexually transmitted diseases) clinic as soon as possible.... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maine: Proposed Cut Renews Sex Education Debate

Budget tightening has once again put sex education in the cross hairs in Portland Public Schools, where the program faced proposed cuts for eight consecutive years. To date, the efforts failed. Gov. John Baldacci's November cuts to balance the... 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 »