Various hair changes have been reported in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–infected patients.1- 4 The prevalence of these changes, however, has not been studied.
The Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) is a multicenter prospective study of women in the United States who have HIV or are at risk for HIV disease.5 During the evaluation period of April 2000 through September 2000 a hair questionnaire was administered to 336 HIV-infected and 91 non–HIV-infected (HIV-noninfected) women in the Northern California WIHS.
Mirmirani P, Hessol NA, Maurer TA, Berger TG, Greenblatt RM, Price VH. Hair Changes in Women From the Women's Interagency HIV Study. Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(1):105-106. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.1.105