Mar 25, 2001
Can a poz person get shingles from someone else that has broken out with the chicken-pox??
Response from Dr. Feinberg
No. If an HIV+ OR an HIV- person has never had chicken pox and comes into contact with someone who has shingles, what they will get is chicken pox, not the other way around. Shingles is just a reactivation of latent chicken pox virus which remains in the body forever after having chicken pox.
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