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Are Tingling Numbness Neck And Herpes Zoster Symptoms Of Hiv

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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c spine MRI numbness/tingling

hi doc,i wrote before with neuropathy concerns i was on atripla, then doctor switched me to isentress/prezista/norvir. feet started getting better, but im still having what i consider flare-ups where my feet will burn/tingle up my calves will have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Still seems unlikely that either the HIV or your prior HIV regimen was the sole cause of your symptoms so continuing to look for another cause seens worthwhile. Cost of MRI scnas are generally way overpriced in US but still can be usefull to see if... Read more »

Herpes Zoster and HIV

Hi, I was infected sometime in 2005 and tested positive in October 2005. I am not currently on meds, with a CD4 count of around 500 and VL of around 100K (holding steady here after three sets of labs, each two months apart). I have been feeling ok...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Everyone focuses on what CD4 count to start treatment. What's forgotten in this discussion is that the value that gets tossed around pertains only to patients who do not have HIV-related symptoms. For HIVers with... Read more »

Shingles (herpes zoster)

What is the average amount of time or average T-cell count for shingles to occur after being infected with HIV?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (the virus that causes chickenpox). There are an estimated 300,000 cases of shingles every year in the USA alone. Shingles... Read more »

Herpes Zoster at 14 months (resubmitted from other forum)

Dear Dr.My boyfriend and I have been in a loving and committed relationship for over 5 years now. We are both male and 28 years old. 14 months ago, in a moment of drunkenness, we went to a sex club and my boyfriend received fellatio. The encounter...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Insertive oral sex carries an extremely low risk for acquiring HIV.Regarding your boyfriend's symptoms, the vast majority of cases of herpes zoster have absolutely nothing to do with HIV disease. His other symptoms are not at all worrisome... Read more »
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numbness and tingling

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Jackie,Jade,Gregg,Gman,anyone know whats goin on with the tingling and numbing hands and fingers.As you all know ive had all the symptoms everyone else has, i thought i was the only one with this numbing problem but there seems to be more of this... Read more »

Tingling in the arms ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is the tingling in the arms symptoms of HIV ? Read more »

are they symptoms of herps, syphillis or hiv

Posted by kumar, 1 Reply
Hi doc.
Im 27 and i am freaking out, plz help me on this.
I had protected sex with sexworker about 4 weeks ago (to be precise 1 june 2014). Although i had unprotected oral sex, i was given blowjob. Night before sex, i had whisky & vodka and was... Read more »

Numbness of pinky finger and next to it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Ive been reading this board and noticed that several people have this numbness and tingling. Many have it mostly in thier pinky finger and the one next to it. Thats what I have. My entire hand even went dead like rubber at night
Also have had light... Read more »