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What Is The Treatment For Hair Loss From Syphilis

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Hair loss

Dr. Henry,I have been diagnosed HIV positive four years ago, at the time my CD4 count was below 100. My doctor started treatment with Atripla and my CD4 count slowly increased. I am in my mid 50's and my CD4 count has been steady at around 550,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It would be worthwhile to seek consultation for other causes (such as syphilis or hormone problems). I have seen and/or heard about a small percentage of patients who experience hairless from HIV infection or HIV drugs (including the emtricitabine... 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 »

Treatment for syphilis (SYPHILIS)

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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 »
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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, 2 Replies
Has anyone experienced unrelenting hair loss from meds?IF so,did anyone have problems with sustiva or DDI or viracept?Were you able to do anything about the loss regardless of which aofending med it was.If you made a drug change or interrupted... Read more »

Chronic Telogen effluvium (hair loss) - Help

Posted by smilek, 1 Reply
I've been diagnosed with HIV since 1992. I've been on numerous treatments although I'm currently on Norvir, Truvada and Prezista. For the past 5-6 years I have been going through a chronic hair loss, Telogen effluvium (thinning of the scalp). It... Read more »

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 »