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Does Herpes Zoster Means Hiv

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Herpes Zoster

Hello Dr. Joseph, I have three questions :1-Is Herpes Zoster considered as an HIV-related opportunistic infection?2- Does having frequent recurrence of Herpes Zoster means for sure HIV infection? ( I do have Zoster for 1 year now I am 29 years old...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Sorry to hear that you have suffered from herpes zoster (also known as shingles).Although zoster is more likely to occur in people with HIV it is not a condition that indicates AIDS. Read more »

Herpes Zoster and HIV

Hi, I was infected sometime in 2005 and tested positive in October 2005. I am not currently on... Read more »

Herpes zoster

I am on HAART(Truvada + Efavirenz) since january 3 this year. The whole of last week i felt weak... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...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... Read more »
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 »
Project Inform

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 »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...include Mycobacterium 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.... Read more »
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Being Happy

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...realistic. And Im not trying to sound bitter. Living is simply THE EXPERIENCE and those who still have the chance must seek for meaning rather than just keep complaining all the time. Ive been reading some of the messages posted here and, no... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have a problem with anxiey which mainly focuses on my health, and most often HIV. I am on Paxil, which has eased the anxiety to some extent, but it is far from gone; just more tollerable. Read more »

where are all these pos people

Posted by uhohblita, 4 Replies
...for a while but me being familiar with the conditions and all. i mean, i dont remember seeing anyone with like huge nodes or herpes zoster or anything. maybe they just all have doctors now and know how to manage that stuff though. but... Read more »

Could these be symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...not hives because hives won't blister! Then they all go away in a few days. Leaving a light scar so far. Could these be hiv/aids symptoms? I ahve not been any sicker than what is normal for me in the past 4 years. I did have unprotected sex... Read more »