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Are Shingles An Acute Symptom Of AIDS

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Just diagnosed and also have shingles please answer!

I am 22 year old male in the UK and have just had the devastating news that I am HIV+. I wouldn't say I deserve it but it is my own fault and I hope I can get through it. I don't plan to let it control my life completely.I had a test one year ago...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...although an HIV illness is not an AIDS defining illness, so it could certainly happen soon after infection. 3) Yes, during an acute infection (especially a viral infection like shingles) the CD4 count may temporarily dip down and the viral load... Read more »

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possible to show symptoms BEFORE the 10 year mark?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm acutely aware that ON AVERAGE it takes HIV 10 years to progress to AIDS, usually at the onset of an 'AIDS-defining' illness. Have there Read more »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...but have what I am pretty sure is shingles on the side of my chest (a pink rash which is itchy with bumps). I am terrified of HIV. I am only 30 years old and shouldn't be getting shingles at this age. Is this a sign I could have HIV? I have... Read more »

ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AMFAR AIDS HANDBOOK (Chapter 4, Page 53 ) There are four stages to HIV disease 1) Acute Infection Stage (500-1200 CD4s)- begins immediately after hiv enters the body and starts multiplying in infected cells. Acute Read more »