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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 ( 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 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
...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 for HIV... Read more »

Just diagnosed and also have shingles please answer!

I am 22 year old male in the UK and have just had the devastating news that I am HIV+. I wouldn't say I deserve it but it is my own fault and I hope I can get through it. I don't plan to let it control my life completely.I had a test one year ago...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...fail or etaing right and keepingf your monitoring visits.To try to answer your questions, which are all excellent:1) Having shingles does not necessarily mean that your counts will be very low. After all people without HIV get shingles all the... Read more »

herpes zoster at 14 months?

hi Dr. Frascino,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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and... 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 »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...or cytomegalovirus Crytococcal meningitis, or Cryptococcus Eosinophilic folliculitis Hepatitis B and C Herpes, or HSV Herpes zoster, or Shingles, Varicella-zoster, VZV Human papillomavirus, or HPV Kaposi sarcoma and Castleman's disease,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...of hepatitis C that had not previously been diagnosed. Fact Sheets 506 and 507 have more information about hepatitis. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Herpes Simplex outbreaks. Fact Sheet 509 has more information on shingles. Fact... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling... Read more »
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shingles

Posted by tboy, 2 Replies
... last week I was diagnosed with shingles. I didn't get nearly the attention of the doctors or information I needed. Oh sure I recieved a prescription Read more »

Still Worried

Posted by bashy, 3 Replies
...I have been tested negative out to 3.5 years but six months ago i was diagnosed with shingles and only yesterday i was diagnosed with oral thrush, these symptoms just evoke my anxities. Ive 1 pcr, 4 duo Read more »

Could these be symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For the past year and a half I have had almost constant pressure and sometimes pain in my ears. Also the same feeling in neck JUST BELOW the ears. No real swelling though. Sometimes it's only in the neck and sometimes ears and neck together.I have... Read more »

AM I SCREWED? IS THERE A DR. IN THE HOUSE?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...YOU. I AM NOW REALLY FREAKED. I CANNOT SLEEP UNTIL YOU ANSWER. I KNOW I WAS 100% negative before this encounter. My doctor diagnosed me with Thrush and she said the flu does not normally cause thrush. She tested me at 15 days negative, normal... Read more »