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Diagnosed With Shingles

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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 »

diagnosed with shingles at 11

I am 26 years old and have had attacks of pain from shingles since i was 11. the attacks usually... Read more »

Shingles & Hearing Loss

...load is undectable and CD4 at 208. Last week I was diagnosed with shingles all of them are on... Read more »
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...This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. Shingles can occur in people with HIV shortly after they start taking strong antiviral... Read more »
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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 tests and 10 antibody Read more »

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 but not much information. Read more »

could i be infected?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...unprotected sex with a few people throughout my life. Last year I got cold sores in my mouth and my boyfriend of two years was just diagnosed with shingles. Does this mean something? How can I tell if I may be infected? Read more »

New to all of this.....

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...Hi there. I am recently diagnosed, and wanted to reach out to speak out to others. Basically, I was diagnosed very late, i.e. with the following labs: Viral Read more »