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Where Do You Lose Hair From Hiv

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Losing hair at rapid rate -- is this HIV related?

I was diagnosed HIV positive two months ago. Since that time I have been losing hair at an astounding rate. I've always had a full head of hair without the scalp visible when combed back. Since my diagnosis, I can't take a shower in the...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Well, this is an interesting one, although maybe you'd rather not be "interesting" and rather have your hair. There is some feeling that treatment may accelerate hair loss, and I have seen what seems to be accelerated hair loss with... Read more »

Eyes burning and losing all hair - feel fried

I been HIV+ for about 10 years. I've been taking low dose Naltrexone for nine years and never... Read more »

loose stools and losing my hair! help!

hi my name is laura and i am an indian woman from south africa i started arvs 3 months ago and i... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

And They Said This Was a Gay, White Male Disease

The South is known for many things. Some good, some bad. Among them, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Juneteenth, good manners, big hair, and the Bible belt. In addition, the South is now known as having the highest incidence of HIV-positive... 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 »
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Losing hair

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hello everyonee, I tested POZ 1 1/2 year ago, am trying to deal with as best possible alone. to be very frank, I am very scared. I am now experiencing a problem which I beleive is being caused by my med.
I am currently on crixivan/combabir and... Read more »

my HAIR

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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hair loss?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
In the last year I have lost alot of my hair, has anyone else experience this as a problem or is it from something other than HIV? Read more »

hair loss

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are any women out there suffering from hair loss that could be med related? If so, what did you determine the problem drug to be and were you able to do anything about it?If you fouund it to be med related and you changed/stopped did you get any... Read more »