May 21, 2007
I have been diagnosed with shingles and since then taken a hiv test which proved positive...I am concerned that my viral load is high my immune system low since I broke out with shingles....but I am rather stressed at work...could my hiv had something to do with my shingles??? I am now rid of them amd feel okay..My first doctor visit is next week to get my counts...just wanted your 2 cents...thanks..
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Shingles infection is sometimes a marker for HIV infection because it occurs in people whose immune system is failing (HIV, cancer, the elderly). It will be important to get another set of viral load and CD4 count after the shingles has subsided because this additional infection can affect your numbers.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- How Long Does It Take For Trazodone To Eliminate Neuropathy?
- Is Thrush Connected To Vaginal Yeast Infection?
- Aids Symptoms Just Before Death
- Why Does Sex Cause Bacterial Vaginosis?
- What's The Difference Between Mouth Ulcers And Herpes Simplex 1?
- What's The Difference Between Mouth Herpes And Mouth Blisters?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.