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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to occur in people with a weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV disease, and anyone over 50 years old. Herpes zoster lives in nerve tissue. Outbreaks of shingles start with itching, numbness, tingling or severe pain in a belt-like pattern on the chest, back, or around the nose and eyes. In rare cases, herpes can infect the...
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Herpes Zoster

Hello Dr. Joseph, I have three questions :1-Is Herpes Zoster considered as an HIV-related opportunistic infection?2- Does having frequent recurrence of Herpes Zoster means for sure HIV infection? ( I do have Zoster for 1 year now I am 29 years old...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Sorry to hear that you have suffered from herpes zoster (also known as shingles).Although zoster is more likely to occur in people with HIV it is not a condition that indicates AIDS. Read more »

Herpes Zoster ( Donation from the Middle East)

Hello Dr. Robert, I do really appreciate the work you do you are really a great person and I can't express my feelings towards you but you can say that I am one of your big fan. it's been a year since I started checking this site daily. Dr. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,First off, are you certain what you are experiencing is indeed herpes zoster (shingles)? I'd suggest you confirm the diagnosis with a dermatologist. Herpes zoster (varicella zoster virus, the chicken pox Read more »

herpes zoster

hola doctor tengo 26 aos y me diagnosticaron herpes zoster... lo que queria preguntarle es si tiene algo que ver con los primeros sintomas del hiv. quiero decir si por que me salio este herpes podria sealar que me contagie de hiv por favor necesito...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...Hola,Es verdad que el riesgo de desarrollar herpes zoster en las personas viviendo con VIH es entre 15 y 25 veces ms alto que el de las personas seronegativas. Sin embargo, claro que Read more »

SOY 0+ PODRIA DARME POR 2 VEZ HERPES ZOSTER

HACE UN AO ME DIO HEROEZ ZOSTER Y LA SEMANA PASADA SENTI LOS SINTOMAS OTRA VEZ FUY CON EL MEDICO DE MY TRABAJO Y ME DIJO QUE ERAN MIS NERVIOS PERO EL FIN DE SEMANA ME BROTO EL VIRUS EN MY PIEL QUE PUEDO TOMAR O UNAS INYECCIONES POR FAVOR SE PUEDE
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...No es sorprendente: Contrariamente a los pacientes sin inmunodeficiencia, los portadores suelen tener recurrencias de herpes zoster (culebrilla). Hay terapias antivirales que tratan herpes zoster, tales como acyclovir, valacyclovir y famciclovir,... Read more »
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InfoRed SIDA

Herpes Zoster (Culebrilla)

... ¿Qué Es el Herpes Zoster? Herpes Zoster y VIH ¿Cómo Se Transmite? ¿Cómo Se Trata? ¿Se Puede Prevenir? En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...include Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus, hepatitis B and C,tuberculosis (TB), and herpes zoster (or shingles). IRIS occurs in 15%-25% of people who are starting therapy for HIV for thefirst time.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Activists: "Let's Talk About Sex, It's Killing Us"

...a lot of people are reluctant and embarrassed about discussing AIDS?" The 3rd annual HIV/AIDS Health Summit, titled "What's Killing Us?", was sponsored by B.A.S.I.A (Brothers and Sisters in Action). More than 100 health professionals and persons... Read more »
University of California-Los Angeles

UCLA Researchers Demonstrate That Stem Cells Can Be Engineered to Kill HIV

...individual, the researchers identified the molecule known as the T-cell receptor, which guides the T cell in recognizing and killing HIV-infected cells. These cells, while able to destroy HIV-infected cells, do not exist in enough quantities to... Read more »
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AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html Read more »

i cant take this any longer..my anxiety is killing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have all kinds of symptoms of hiv but not ars........if i was exposed to ARS a year ago would symptoms of the infection start only less than a year from when i got infected? im so lost...please any response is helpful! Read more »

After ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
So what happens after ARS? Aren't there other symptoms ongoing? I have read about lymph nodes being swollen, but what about other problems? Is there nothing? Or is there typically some sort of ongoing issue? Read more »

Good information on the board

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
...in situ Constitutional symptoms, such as fever (38.5 C) or diarrhea lasting greater than 1 month Hairy leukoplakia, oral Herpes zoster (shingles), involving at least two distinct episodes or more than one dermatome Idiopathic thrombocytopenic... Read more »