Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014

HIV Life >> Living With HIV

Pages: 1
LLsexyLL
Member

Reged: 07/11/11
Posts: 10
Loc: south Africa Durban
shingles
      #258896 - 11/12/11 08:49 AM

Does anyone know how to prevent getting shingles the second time. I had them Dec 2010 . Now my face has healed but I was told I can get them again.
Is there anyway of preventing getting shingles again?

--------------------
Life is gr8...

Post Extras: Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
kicker
Moderator

Reged: 10/25/10
Posts: 1130
Loc: GA, USA
Re: shingles new
      #258932 - 11/14/11 01:49 PM

Although there is a shingles vaccine it is not typically recommended for HIV+ individuals. Your doctor may decide the risks are worth the treatment however. This vaccine can reduce or prevent further break outs.

Also it is recommended that a diet with lots of B vitamins and a healthy lifestyle that promotes immune health is able to prevent a occurrence of shingles.

Post Extras: Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
LLsexyLL
Member

Reged: 07/11/11
Posts: 10
Loc: south Africa Durban
Re: shingles new
      #259062 - 11/18/11 07:34 PM


Thank u Kicker..that is of much help, will take B supplements..

--------------------
Life is gr8...

Post Extras: Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
alive2
Guardian

Reged: 03/08/07
Posts: 342
Re: shingles new
      #259115 - 11/21/11 01:47 PM

had it once myself, my doctor at the time told me stress is a big contributing factor, as well as general health issues that can make it come back. i had it before i was tested for hiv, so im not to sure about the vaccine issue, maybe you should have a conversation with your treating physician. i do know they are painfull and ichy like crazy.

Post Extras: Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
LLsexyLL
Member

Reged: 07/11/11
Posts: 10
Loc: south Africa Durban
Re: shingles new
      #259163 - 11/24/11 02:57 PM

The scarring! That's what I'm dreading most...I spoke with my physician and did some lil research on the vaccine. Its contradicted to ppl with HIV..I guess my best bet rt nw is avoiding stress at all cost...thank u

--------------------
Life is gr8...

Post Extras: Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1


What's New at TheBody.com

Additional Information
0 registered and 1 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  TheBody, bogart, crabman, riverprincess 

Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is enabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Thread views: 4196

 
Jump to

Contact Us | Privacy Statement The Body

*
UBB.threads™ 6.2.3