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How To Treat Shingles When You Are Hiv Positive

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

... What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken
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A big confusion

Herpes zoster (or simply zoster), commonly known as shingles, could this Virus lead to a false positive HIV if not treated properly?or is it baisically one of the early symptoms of an HIV infiction?please advise. thank you.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Herpes zoster (shingle pox) does not cause a false positive HIV test.BY Read more »

More shingles vaccine questions

I read your recent answer on this topic and have the following questions, first, if you were vaccinated against chickenpox (I was vaccinated in 1999) should you still get the shingles vaccine? Second, for how long should I stop using my Valtrex...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...The shingle vaccine, Zostavax, is approved for use in people 60 years old and older to prevent shingles. This is a one-time vaccination. Zostavax does not treat shingles or post-herpetic neuralgia. It has not been fully studied in Read more »

HIV and Shingles

I am 28, male.I had shingles on my left arm 16 months ago. I was immediately asked to go for rapid HIV test. I tested negative.Before that I never had sex with anybody; never used needle for drugs...meaning- no potential exposure.The doctor kept me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If you had no potential HIV exposure, you have absolutely no reason to fear HIV or get an HIV test. The pediatrician was an incompetent moron. Your anxiety Read more »

brain shingles

i have a frind in the hosp. with brain shingles and hiv+. will he survive? before he was not into aids totally and t-cells are reported up. thanks
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...encephalitis is quite variable. It can be life threatening and/or result in some permanent brain damage. In general, it can be treated and many/most patients improve/recover.KH Read more »
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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

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...that had not previously been diagnosed. Fact Sheets 506 and 507 have more information about hepatitis. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Herpes Simplex outbreaks. Fact Sheet 509 has more information on shingles. Fact Sheet 508 ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first... Read more »
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Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...study, cat'sclaw speeded the healing of people with herpes simplex virus(cold sores or genital herpes) and herpes zoster virus(shingles). A company that makes a purified version of cat's clawdid this study. No independent researchers have gotten... Read more »
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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 »

shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
help!!! i had shingle few weeks ago but it seems recovered,however,i today felt that i have the same symptom of developing shingle the other side of my body!!! will this happen this way? anyone had this situation before? please~~~~i'm so... 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 »

holly crap batman

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 3 Replies
...spleen was also enlarged. The exposure was early in 1998 and I had ARS six weeks later, chronic diarrhea for five months in 1999, shingles in October of 1990 and E.coli infection in February of 2000. My t-cells dropped initially from 1100 to 600... Read more »