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hiv testing of blood 1988

I have a friend who recieved a blood transfusion as an infant in 1988. In the past 2 months he has had the flu, followed by pneumonia and now shingles. Should I recommend he get HIV tested ? I don't want to alarm or scare him, but I was unable...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pneumonia is quite common and would not suggest underlying immunodeficiency. Likewise, the vast majority of routine cases of shingles have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS. Your intentions are good, but unless your buddy is having recurrent... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my shoulder. I... Read more »

Crohns Meds,HIV,CD4Cells,Viral Load

My son has been HIV pos for 22 years. In 2002 he was dx with Crohn's. Was put on 6MP, had bone... Read more »
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Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

... 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, or HHV8 MAC, or ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Fuzeon

...inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: To date, none that are clinically... Read more »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

...doctor Other (Rare) Cases of Pneumonia in HIV-Positive People Cytomegalovirus Histoplasmosis Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) Seen generally in children under 13 years old Also more common in women than men, often past... Read more »
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Skipping Doses

Posted by chrisnxs, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, can someone please elaborate on the severity of skipping meds? My bf is positive and has been on meds for about a year. He's on my insurance and it kills the price down to a point where he can get his meds pretty easily. I discovered... Read more »

Weak Tests & Window Period Myths

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I don't care what the supposed experts say. All I know is what happened to me. I had a stupid, first time unprotected sexual encounter in early February. Two weeks later it all began. It started with feverish/flush of the face, neck and head. Then... Read more »

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 »