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Syphilis And Hair Loss

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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 (thus not regimen specific) or to one of the three... Read more »

Hair loss

Dr. Henry,I have been diagnosed HIV positive four years ago, at the time my CD4 count was below... Read more »

Syphilis and HIV (SYPHILIS 2011)

I recently submitted a question regarding syphilis and HIV and you were very brief in your... Read more »
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The Center for AIDS

Ten Things People With HIV Should Know About Syphilis

Figure 1. Syphilis sore on penis. (From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Image Library [PHIL], Susan Lindsley.) Figure 2. Syphilis sores on soles of feet. (From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Syphilis

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Syphilis is a sexually transmitted, bacterial infection that initially causes genital ulcers (sores). If untreated, the disease will progress to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex With Men)

What is syphilis? How common is syphilis? How do people get syphilis? What are the signs and symptoms in adults? Why should MSM be concerned about syphilis? How is syphilis diagnosed? What is the link between syphilis and HIV? What is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syphilis

What is syphilis? How common is syphilis? How do people get syphilis? What are the signs and symptoms in adults? How does syphilis affect a pregnant woman and her baby? How is syphilis diagnosed? What is the link between syphilis and... Read more »
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hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Has anyone experienced a profound amount of hair loss on antivirals?I'm curious if it began as soon as you started the drugs,or sometime down the line.I've purchased a wig(hoping it will regrow)but the last 6 months have been shear torture on top of... 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 I lost ALL of my underarm hair, thigh hair and butt hair. I've... Read more »

Hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has anyone experienced profound hair loss while one medication?It's just one more of the horrific physical side effects I am going through.

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hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
would hair loss be normal for an infected individual...i am sure someone will just say it's stress Read more »