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Shingles After Sex With Sex Worker Worried I Have HIV

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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
...all of us.. my question is that i have recently come down with shingles.. this is exactly six month post my encounter with a sex worker in a massage parlor. she took the condom out of her pocket of the smock she was wearing so i didnt see it come... Read more »

Shingles with past "low risk" exposures (SHINGLES, 2010)

Thanks for reading my question, by the looks of your site you are all VERY busy. My concern is... Read more »

Shingles Coinfection and Seroconversion

Dr. Frascino - many thanks for all you do.Background:24 Y/o male - developed a shingles infection... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Senegal: Clandestine Sex Workers Linked to Rising HIV/AIDS Rates

... Senegal has one of Africa's lowest HIV/AIDS infection rates -- less than 1 percent -- but vulnerable groups such as sex workers and gay men have higher HIV prevalence. Currently, HIV infection among legal sex workers in Dakar has risen to 21... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indian Sex Workers Say Anti-Prostitution Law Will Hurt Efforts to Combat HIV Spread

... On Tuesday, Indian sex workers criticized a proposed law that would crack down on brothel owners and clients and would give police more latitude in raiding Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines How Population's Percentage of Female Commercial Sex Workers Affects HIV/AIDS Prevalence

...used cross-country linear and multiple regressions based on new UNAIDS data to determine that the number of female commercial sex workers as a percentage of the adult female population is positively correlated with HIV/AIDS prevalence... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Cases Increasing Among Commercial Sex Workers in Uganda

...being implemented by the group Reproductive Health Uganda in Kampala -- said a recent survey found that HIV prevalence among the sex workers in the city was as high as 47.2%, compared with the national prevalence of 6.7%. The survey also found... Read more »
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Advice for the "Worried Well"

Posted by Leonardo, 2 Replies
...just wondering if anyone else has noticed a pattern in recent messages. Here's my breakdown... Type A - Reports of "dirty" sex worker encounters with graphic details to help us calculate for them the odds of their HIV infection. Type B -... Read more »

Sex with Professional sex worker

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...negative at 5 months via Elisa (sent to a quest labs by my pcp). I've had 1000's of symptoms and was wondering if this could be hiv??? any thoughts? Read more »

Am I a worried well?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...or am I causing my own symptoms through anxiety. I keep checking the web and change my mind constantly about whether I have HIV or not. I havent had headaches, nightsweats, and if I have had a fever it has not been too noticeable. I am... Read more »

symptoms,Gregg, Gman

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I was wondering if in your opinion a guy would start showing nuisance infections due to hiv such as folliculitis,cheilitis, and dermatitis as soon as 1 year after becoming infected. Took home test not seen a doctor yet, Read more »