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Dealing With Shingles When You Have Hiv

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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.

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Shingles and HIV

I wanted to confirm something. I see people saying that Shingles is a common early symptom of HIV... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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FAQs About HIV/AIDS & Life Expectancy

...insight on what to expect if he continues to live healthily and take his medication? I was diagnosed with HIV, with thrush and shingles. My viral load is now less than 75 and my CD4 count is 900. Should I have been given an AIDS diagnosis?... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rwanda: Efforts to Contain HIV/AIDS Among Teens Slacken

...among teens. HIV prevalence is 1 percent among people ages 15-24, said Dr. Anitha Asimwe, executive secretary of the National AIDS Control Commission. However, just 10 percent of young sexually active Rwandans say they use condoms, according to a... 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 »

Shingles_ARS_HIV-

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had shingles about a month after a sexual experience. I also had other ars symptoms along with really dark urine. I have tested 3 times for 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 »