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How To Manage Herpes Zoster And Hiv

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Herpes Zoster and HIV

Hi, I was infected sometime in 2005 and tested positive in October 2005. I am not currently on meds, with a CD4 count of around 500 and VL of around 100K (holding steady here after three sets of labs, each two months apart). I have been feeling ok...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...700, all treatment guidelines recommend starting antiretroviral medications.In your instance, a single episode of shingles (herpes zoster) doesn't mean that you need to start treatment, but recurrent shingles (especially if it's frequent or... Read more »

Herpes Zoster

Hello Dr. Joseph, I have three questions :1-Is Herpes Zoster considered as an HIV-related... Read more »

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... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

...A Kaiser Permanente study of Zostavax shows the vaccine against herpes zoster can reduce the incidence of painful shingles outbreaks by 55 percent, even in the oldest populations. The varicella zoster virus 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 »
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Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? Read more »

need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
...Be. Can Anyone Help Shed Light On My Situation. Thank You Ron And If Anyone Could Tell Me What The Sympotoms Are NEeded For Aids. Or Whatever This Is Id Be Greatly Apreciated. Please Dont Suger Coat It. Id Like The Hard Truth. Read more »

Being Happy

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Who ever said living was easy wasnt very 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... 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 »