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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 morning...
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 indinavir 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 »

HIV from hair pull-PLEASE put me out of my misery, i beg you!!

Dear doctor Bob,I truly appreciate your dedication and love and time you put to help so many people... Read more »
Articles
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 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) Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In Zimbabwe, Hair Salons Promote Female Condom Use to Protect Against HIV

...because doing so required interacting with women on how to use the product. The company set out to solve this problem by engaging hairdressers throughout Zimbabwe to popularize the condom using their interpersonal skills, the UN Integrated... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hair Sample May Give Clues to HIV Drug Response

...antiretroviral drugs -- as well as whether or not they are actually taking their medicine -- by testing a sample of the patient's hair, researchers reported Monday. Current methods used to monitor how well the drugs are working are "inefficient... Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body fluids that contains are dried then... Read more »

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 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 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 Read more »