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Can Hiv Positive Person Get The Shingles Vaccination

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HIV+ w/ shingles vax

I read the article "When Will There Be A Shingles Vaccine for HIV-Positive People?" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Current/Q200410.html?ic=700101), where Dr. McGowan says, "It would be best to wait to see the results of that study before...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...generally. Individual cases must be considered one at a time. Right now there is no evidence that giving varicella vaccine to a person with HIV that is suppressed and who has maintained a CD4 count at a high level is at increased risk of having... Read more »

Shingles Vaccine For HIV+

When will the new approved Shingles Vaccine be available For HIV+??? I had shingles once 2 years... Read more »

Shingles vaccine and Meds

Hello and thanks for all the valuable information.I'm taking Atripla - cd's are 550 and no viral... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

...A Kaiser Permanente study of Zostavax shows the vaccine against herpes zoster can reduce the incidence of painful shingles outbreaks by 55 percent, even in the oldest populations. The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and shingles, and can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

... What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line Read more »
AIDSinfo

Recommended Immunizations for HIV-Positive Adults

... Immunization Name Associated Disease Dosage Comments and Warnings Recommended for All HIV-Positive Adults Hepatitis B virus Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...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. IRIS can occur when... Read more »
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Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...Hi there. I had chicken pox at 5 years old so can develop shingles. I haven't been to the doctor yet but have what I am pretty sure is shingles on the side of my chest (a pink rash which is itchy Read more »

My sister is HIV+ and has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I was just wondering if anyone had experience with HIV and shingles. She's been fighting the shingles now for about 5 months and they'll just start to go away and then come back again. She was Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...affected the lab chimps, only one bizarre experiment led to neurological symptoms in the chimps, and this was intra-cerebral inoculation experiment. On these experiments the transmissibility of those diseases is based! Hardly evidence for... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...people develop frequent and severe herpes infections that cause mouth, genital, or anal sores, or a painful nerve disease called shingles. Children may grow slowly or be sick a lot. WHAT IS AIDS? The term AIDS applies to the most advanced stages... Read more »