On What Parts Of Body Can Shingles Appear

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...system. Inflammation can be acute or chronic . Acute inflammation is when your body first responds by sending white blood cells to the damaged area. Your circulatory and immune systems assist in the process. For the most part, acute inflammation is normal and healthy. By contrast, chronic inflammation persists over time. In this case, your body shifts the types of cells that are present. This causes a situation where cells and...
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Different Answers by different Docs (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

Ok, this isn't a safe-sex question. I've read many of your replies to people and respect your wisdom. My CD-4 has been 800 to 1,000 this year and VL not above 24,000. It has been a big decision whether to start meds. I've had 2 different docs...
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Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...toxicities which only occur in certain individuals? Also, combination antiretroviral therapy requires a very strong commitment on the part of the patient to adhere to the medication regimen. Some folks may not be ready for that lifetime... Read more »

two episodes of shingles

I am a 26 year old female, otherwise healthy, who developed shingles in a small area on the outside of my left thigh- was put on acyclovir, 800 mg 5X day- seemed to respond well. However, a week after ending the acyclovir therapy, developed a...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Shingles cannot be transmitted to others, but if your contacts have never had chicken pox, they may get that from you (shingles is just 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 got tested for HIV the same day but I feel like these are longest 2 weeks of my life. I haven't been sick nor have I had any abnormal female...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...should have done so at three months), but do you think I should be worried? I havent slept with anyone since the sauna incident apart from my girlfriend (now ex), and I am confident she has only slept with me aswel. I suppose what I'm asking is... Read more »


I have been told that I have PHN caused from shingles. What should I expect?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Not sure what you meean by expect. Part of the answer depends on where the shingles lesions are on your body, the extent of pain associated with those lesions and subsequently Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...neck, and scalp, in and around the ear, or at the tip of the nose. Shingles outbreaks are almost always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill... Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

...called "immune recovery syndrome." Some patients developed fever and swollen lymph nodes. Others had inflammation in various parts of their bodies. These problems showed up after the patients had a large increase in their CD4 counts (see ... Read more »
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Body Composition Tests

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...did not argue, but while changing him in sexual positions i did noticed that the shingles were in his ankles, and other bodyparts. i may have contact it, touch it. i did used protection while having sex, he performed oral sex on me, less than 2... Read more »

shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
...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 scare~~~what can i do? does... 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 »

Most important body part

Posted by firefly, 4 Replies
...The Most Important BodyPart: My mother used to ask me what is the most important part of the body. Through the years I would take a guess at what I Read more »