Dec 28, 2008
I am hiv+ and my niece has a case of chicken pox, we both were together at a family gathering, is it a concern for me with being poz?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Chicken pox can be transmitted by:
1. direct contact, droplet or aerosol from the vesicular fluid (of the skin rash);
2. secretions from the respiratory tract; and
3. indirectly via contaminated articles.
The incubation period is 10-21 days. HIVers who have an exposure to chickenpox (or shingles) plus no history of illness and, if available, negative anti-varicella IgG titers should see their HIV specialist without delay. Preventative treatment with varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) is available, but must be given within 96 hours of exposure (preferably 48 hours!).
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