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Shingles After Unprotected Vaginal Sex 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
...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. This took place in England but the girl was from Latvia. The condom did not... 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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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, November 9, 2010

...positive after a year. What is the truth?   Does the Length of Exposure Matter in HIV Transmission? I was having protected vaginal sex with a Siberian sex worker. At some point, I felt like something was amiss. I pulled out 10 seconds... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...risky activities: Penetrative Sex (Sex in Anus or Vagina) Penetrative sex is considered the highest-risk activity. For both vaginal and anal sex, use latex condoms and water- or silicone-based lubricant (lube) to prevent the condom from... Read more »
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Chances that I am HIV positive?

Posted by Tallscot, 1 Reply
...woman i met up with for 5 weekends at my house between Feb 2009 and June 2009. She has just found out this week that she is HIV Positive and thinks she got it from her ex-husband either in 2004 or in 2007. She started to get ill with Shingles and... Read more »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...little suspect, she was a drug user but tested negative. I had sex with her twice and used a condom which did not break for vaginal intercourse only. I am extremely, extremely terrified. How often does a 30 year old get shingles and not have... Read more »

Shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, About 6 months ago I had protected vaginal sex with a married man.....but unprotected oral (stupid!) sex. The man said he was tested for HIV as part of his invitro fertilization Read more »

SHINGLES -- PLEASE RESPOND

Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
...when he ejaculated. Both of them say they were negative, but that doesn't mean anything. I KNOW, if either of these guys had HIV, that I would have been exposed by either precum during oral or the semen in my eye. Well, to put it mildly, I... Read more »