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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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What ways can I spread shingles virus

I've recently got Shingles and on day 4 I had two doctors confirm it was shingles. Neither one prescribed meds because it is best to take them during the first 48 hours. So I've been taking Vitamin C,B,E and L-Lysine and etc. My question...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This particular forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of antiretroviral (HIV) therapy.... Read more »

HIV+ w/ shingles vax

I read the article "When Will There Be A Shingles Vaccine for HIV-Positive People?" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Current/Q200410.html?ic=700101), where Dr. McGowan says, "It would be best to wait to see the results of that...
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 post.The recommendation I made is one that would be applied generally. Individual cases must be considered one at a time. Right now there is no evidence that giving varicella vaccine to a person with HIV that is suppressed and who... Read more »

Anemia, Fatigue & Shingles

First, thanks for the great services you guys offer on this website.I have been hiv +-tive for not less then 10 years...This is beacuse I have been in a monogamous relationship with my hubby since 1992 and he tested negative. My lab results (October...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1. Could you be a long-term non-progressor? Perhaps. The only way to know is to follow your lab tests for a "long term." Right now, your counts look quite good! Let's hope they stay that way!2. Anemia in the setting of HIV disease... Read more »

Do I have Staph, Shingles, Zoster?

I have a large, boil-like growth on my inner butt-cheek. It's very red & hard (to touch) but has no head for drainage. My Dr. says it's unusual - that it could be staph, shingles or zoster?My Dr. prescribed Bactrim & Rifampin....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
A picture is worth a thousand words and actually seeing this lesion worth even more. Without the benefit of a look, I can only say that a single spot does not shingles make. Shingles comes out in crops of small fluid filled bubbles that burn and... Read more »
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Benefits of Vitamins

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone out there who takes vitamins regularly and has HIV? Which do you take and has there been any proof of its benefits?


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shingles

Posted by LLsexyLL, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how to prevent getting shingles the second time. I had them Dec 2010 . Now my face has healed but I was told I can get them again.
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Pre-med vitamins and nutritional supplements

Posted by DC23, 5 Replies
Hello,
I'm newly positive, and I don't yet require any meds. (My viral load is low, and my T-cells are high.) I was wondering if anyone had any advice on preventative measures to take now that I'm early in my HIV infection. Does anyone recommend... Read more »

Can I get Shingles from another Poz guy if I had ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can I get shingles from another poz person even if I already had them myself in the past??? Read more »