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Can You Get Shingles More Than Once

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shingles virus

...1. can you get Shingles more than once?2. if you've had Shingles, would the vaccine Zostavaxbe beneficial so not to get it again?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question:1) Yes, you can get shingles more than once...it arises from the varicella (chicken pox) virus that stays in our bodies for life and can reactivate under 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 »

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I got shingles for the first time ever while my CD4 was 100 before I knew I had HIV. I understand... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

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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 »
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...leader and a role model for older women with HIV. HEALTH ISSUES & SIDE EFFECTS   When Will There Be a Shingles Vaccine for HIV-Positive People? I had shingles once two years ago and my doctor told me to take Valtrex... Read more »
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Atripla

...inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: See the drugs contained in Atripla:... Read more »
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shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
help!!! i had shingle few weeks ago but it seems recovered,however,i today felt that i have the same symptom of developing shingle the other side of my body!!! will this happen this way? anyone had this situation before? please~~~~i'm so... Read more »

Shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Someone told me that shingles is one of the first indications of being HIV positive. I had shingles in 2002, and has felt fine since then. Although I do occassionally 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 »

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 »