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January 2003

Hair Changes in Women From the Women's Interagency HIV Study

Author Affiliations
  • 1University Hospitals of Cleveland, Department of Dermatology, 3909 Orange Pl, Orange Village, OH 44122, (e-mail: Paradi.Mirmirani@uhhs.com)
  • 2San Francisco, Calif
Arch Dermatol. 2003;139(1):105-106. doi:10.1001/archderm.139.1.105

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.

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