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Shingles After Foreplay Worried I Have HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. Shingles can occur in people with HIV shortly after they start taking strong antiviral medications. These cases of shingles are believed to be a sign of immune restoration syndrome (see Fact Sheet 483 ). ...
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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.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Does a routine case of shingles mean HIV??? No. A routine case of shingles means a routine case of shingles and nothing more. See below.Dr. Bobplease dr bob.. Read more »

Shingles Starting Treatment & Queen Issues (SHINGLES AND HIV, 2009) (WHEN TO START ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Three weeks ago I came down with Shingles. A small patch on the back of my neck and a little across my chest all on the left side. I went to my local GP and he gave me Valtrex ( the 7 day shingle pack)Since then the pain has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transiently as a consequence of any infection. As for the optimal time to begin antiretrovirals, having just returned from the HIV/AIDS meetings in Montreal, I can advise you this topic continues to stimulate lively debate among HIV specialists.... Read more »

Hiv and Shingles (SHINGLES)

Hi Dr Bob,This site has to be the most humerous HIV site in the world - very refreshing. Anyway, here's my story. 6 months ago I made the biggest, drunken mistake of my life and had protected (condom), vaginal sex with a sex worker in a sauna. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Very Worried Young Man, (SHINGLES)This type of shingles question comes up so frequently it's become a QTND (Question That Never Dies) and now has an ATNC (Answer Read more »

Shingels...shoud I worry about HIV?

Dr. Frascino,I have just been diagnosed with Shingles. I am a 27 yr old healthy male. I am worried because I have read that Shingles is caused by a supressed immune system. Should I worry about HIV? I have only had one sexual encounter. It was in a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...half-decaf, double-shot mocha chocolate latte, no whip, right? Dude, if you've had no potential HIV exposures, you don't have to worry about HIV. As it turns out, the vast majority of cases of shingles even in young adults has absolutely nothing... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...Mar 22, 2006 or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. The nation logged 109 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocates Worry Conviction of Gay Couple in Malawi Could Hurt Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS

...send them to jail for more than a decade, a ruling activists fear could send others into hiding and hamper the fight against AIDS," NPR reports. The piece examines the situation in other African countries and efforts to promote HIV prevention... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...general health and all the std's. I went to see my doctor yesterday. Everything came back fine with the exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me.... Read more »

worried I've got HIV after oral without

Posted by anonymouslad, 6 Replies
...feeling mildly sick is getting me very worried I'm one of the tiny tiny percent of people who've been unlucky enough to get HIV through unprotected. Do these symptoms(in particular the severe band and neck pains) sound like I could have possibly... 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 »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »