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Shingles early on?
Aug 16, 2000

Is it possible to develop shingles within 3 months of exposure to HIV? I have tested negative at 3 weeks and 10 weeks and developed shingles 3 months after possible exposure via oral sex. I just got tested again (awaiting results). Do HIV related shingles ever appear that early on?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

The issue here is that HIV- people can also get shingles, so this episode does not necessarily have to be related to HIV, although it could be.


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