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On What Parts Of Body Can Shingles Appear

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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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How soon can acute infection symptoms appear? Part II

Hello Dr. Frascino!Thank you very much for your reply! Apparently I couldn't make myself clear enough - probably because I'm not a native speaker.With my question I didn't mean the ARS - of course I know it take a couple of weeks to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Toni,Although regional lymph nodes may be the first to encounter HIV, for a number of immunologic reasons we do not see an initial isolated lymphadenopathy reaction. HIV reproduces extremely quickly and is largely unchecked by the immune system... 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 reactivated chicken pox, so you have to get chicken pox first.) It is a bit unusual to have 2 episodes so close... Read more »

Can shingles appear in the testicals?

Can shingles appear on the testicles?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,Shingles (varicella zoster) can occur on any skin area, including the scrotum. If you're unclear about if you have shingles, you should see your health care provider. Early diagnosis and treatment can minimize the severity of symptoms.BY... Read more »

Dr. Bob Please help me before I mutilate my body parts..............(PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

Dr. BobHello hope all is well with you. Dr. Bob im going crazy. I had an issue with an escort protected sex, but got gohnerea. As of 6 weeks after i have not been the same. 4 weeks into my window period I had my wisdom teeth removed, all 4. 6 weeks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,One has to wonder how "protected" your hooker-nookie was if you managed to contract the clap (gonorrhea) during your episode of horizontal mattress mambo! As for antibiotic-induced oral candidiasis (thrush), just because penicillin... Read more »
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shingles?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had a sexual encounter yesterday with a guy who appeared to have shingles. when i asked him he said it was eczema, which i did not argue, but while changing him in sexual positions i did noticed that the shingles were in his ankles, and other body... Read more »

ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about 10lbs. But i... Read more »

how quickly do symptoms appear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hiya, ppl. I know I'm prolly freaking out here, but I could use
some assurrance. I gave oral sex to a chick 3 weeks ago (well, yeah,
we did other things, too, oral sex being the only unprotected
part) and - surprise, me being hysteric at these... Read more »

Most important body part

Posted by firefly, 4 Replies
The Most Important Body Part:

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 thought was the correct answer. When I was younger, I thought sound was very important to us as... Read more »