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Shingles And Hiv Infection

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Does recurring shingles signify HIV infection?

Does reccuring shingles mean that I am hiv+? we just had a baby and my wife said that she was tested and that it came back negative. We have been together for a little over 2 years. Is that too soon to show up in her or our newborn son? It seems as...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Recurring shingles is NOT necessarily a sign of HIV infection. Most patients with shingles do NOT have HIV infection. That said, HIV is more common in HIV-positive patients than in HIV-negative Read more »

Shingles and HIV

I wanted to confirm something. I see people saying that Shingles is a common early symptom of HIV... Read more »

Shingles and HIV

Is it normal for shingles to happen early on in the course of HIV infection and then have nothing... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to occur in people with a weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV disease, and anyone over 50 years old. Herpes zoster lives in nerve tissue. Outbreaks of shingles start with... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign of a weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV disease, especially those over 50 years old. Fortunately, prolonged outbreaks are rare except in people with HIV with... Read more »
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SHINGLES -- PLEASE RESPOND

Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
...in my eye. Well, to put it mildly, I really freaked out and was a mess. Well a week after the last encounter, I developed a shingles lesion on my chin, which I know can be an indicator of HIV, so I freaked out even more. But from all the... Read more »

Oral sex with a young guy who has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...dating scene. I've been sexually active with a 28 year old male in the last several weeks, and he was diagnosed with a case of shingles last week. I thought it odd that an otherwise healthy 28 year old would develop a case of shingles, and... Read more »

Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
...strange! A dermatologist examined them and told me that it was nothing serious just fat deposits. a few months later, I got shingles on one side of my face and it made things even worse for me, I had to take medication for a while but I can't... Read more »

WOO HOO!!! NEGATIVE!

Posted by giaobsession, 3 Replies
...health. Don't wait till your in the hospital with an OI (quote AIDS2HIV)... find out now. Knowledge is power. People I had SHINGLES. Look up shingles on any website and it says HIV infected!!!!! Symptoms... there are none. Fran, I love you. I... Read more »