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Are Shingles An Acute Symptom Of HIV

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...redness and pain. Inflammation can appear nearly anywhere in your body. It can occur in an organ like the liver, in lymph nodes, in nerve fibers, and even in areas outside organs like your immune system. Inflammation can be acute or chronic . Acute inflammation is when your body first responds by sending white blood cells to the damaged area. Your circulatory and immune systems assist in the process. For the most part, acute...
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Shingles & Hearing Loss

I have been HIV positive for 1 year, on Atripla viral load is undectable and CD4 at 208. Last week I was diagnosed with shingles all of them are on right side of face however. I am taking Acylovir but this morning I woke up and cannot hear out of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The initial neurologic symptoms from an acute shingles attack often will reverse over time but they can persist. You may want to keep your HIV specialist informed of the Read more »

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 »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my shoulder. I got tested for HIV the same day but I feel like these are longest 2 weeks of my life. I haven't been sick nor have I had any abnormal female...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...searching for hours on the 'net and educating myself about shingles I have noticed a correlation between shingles and initial signs of HIV, especially young adults (I am 28). I have not had unprotected sex in 6 years (other than my wife) and even... Read more »

Shingles with past "low risk" exposures (SHINGLES, 2010)

Thanks for reading my question, by the looks of your site you are all VERY busy. My concern is this. I am a 43yo male who has had exposures in my recent past with guys, oral only. I usually just recieve, but on occasion have given. I have never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...searching for hours on the 'net and educating myself about shingles I have noticed a correlation between shingles and initial signs of HIV, especially young adults (I am 28). I have not had unprotected sex in 6 years (other than my wife) and even... Read more »
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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 10lbs. But i... Read more »

4 stages to HIV disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...few people it can be as short as 1 year or as long as 15 years. During this stage, most hiv infected individuals develop few symptoms of HIV disease. It is almost as if the virus has gone underground. This is not however a state of latent... Read more »

ARS and loss of body mass

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, During Acute stage, I know they talk about weight loss in some and was wondering if it referred to unexplained loss of body mass in some persons. Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
My earlier posts are titled the same. In addition to the fever, I now have mild rashes over my face. They burn, as when one has just had a shave and applies lotion. They have continued to burn for last 2 days. What kind of rashes are associated... Read more »