Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Shingles After Touching Vomit Worried I Have HIV

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet

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 pox (varicella
Ask the Experts

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.. 3rd time Read more »

a little worried

hey doc, i have read many posts on this board . you seem to be the most down to earth person. so here goes.. i am a flight attendant for a major airline. on jan 2cnd i was on a layover in lax. i was in my hotel room asleep wheni woke and went to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or wild lays on layovers, remember to use a latex condom each and every time to prevent STDs/HIV as well as future bouts of worry.Now that I've answered your question, can you at least bump me up to business class?Stay safe. Stay well.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 »

thank you for your response

hey doc , thanks for your response . and by the way if you are ever on one of my flts i will definately make sure you are upgraded. not worried anymore.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or wild lays on layovers, remember to use a latex condom each and every time to prevent STDs/HIV as well as future bouts of worry. Now that I've answered your question, can you at least bump me up to business class? Stay safe. Stay well. Dr. Bob Read more »
Articles
The Body

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

...from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related panic attack as well as the anxiety that can be brought on by an HIV/AIDS diagnosis and disclosure worries. HELP ... I don't know what's happening to me Aug 20, 2010 Whether... 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 »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
The Well Project

Lactic Acidosis and HIV/AIDS

...Lactic Acidosis? Lactic acidosis can develop when your cells make too much lactic acid orwhen your liver isn't working properly. HIV drugs in the nucleoside reversetranscriptase inhibitor (NRTI) class can sometimes cause these problems: ... Read more »
Connect With Others

worried of getting stabbed with hiv in my foot

Posted by worried1234, 3 Replies
...really having problem getting on with life right now,i am becoming paranoid,i want to take a test to check for hepatithis and HIV but the windows of 3 months is too long,and my paranoia is making it hard to get on with my everyday life,i dont... Read more »

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 »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...but have what I am pretty sure is shingles on the side of my chest (a pink rash which is itchy with bumps). I am terrified of HIV. I am only 30 years old and shouldn't be getting shingles at this age. Is this a sign I could have HIV? I have... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From 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 »