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Shingles Associated With Hiv

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Lipodystrophy causing nerve compression and shingles?

Hello,I have mild lipoatrophy in my buttocks and thighs and I wondered if the added sitting pressure on the nerves in those areas could cause a shingles outbreak because you are basically disturbing the nerves in those areas. I've been very...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...patientss seem to suffer more compression of leg nerves from sitting when they lose the "cushion" of buttock fat due to fat loss associated with HIV or its treatment. I am not aware of that triggering shingles in the involved nerves though that... Read more »

Shingles (herpes zoster)

What is the average amount of time or average T-cell count for shingles to occur after being... Read more »

Recent bout of Shingles

HiI am a 29 and treatment naive. I have been positive for about 8 years and have generally been in... Read more »
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...function enzymes, a sign of liver damage; this may be more common in people with hepatitis B or C. Reyataz is the only PI not associated with increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which are in turn associated with increased risk of... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...I tell the difference between IRIS symptoms and side effects from the HIV drugs? Is there a regimen I can take that is less associated with IRIS? Can starting HIV therapy make my herpes (or other infection) worse? How do we manage that? ... Read more »
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...your health care provider immediately. An increase in bilirubin (a test of liver function) has been reported, but it is not associated with liver problems. It may sometimes cause yellowing of the skin or eyes. As seen with other protease... Read more »
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...protease inhibitors (except unboosted Reyataz), there can be increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides which may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Other possible side effects seen with protease inhibitors are... Read more »
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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 »

Cast your vote

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Came out of that place and washed my penis with urine. I went straight to the doctor and asked him about my risk of getting HIV. To my surprise Doctor told me that the risk is low but it is real. I got panicked and extremely fearful. I wanted... Read more »

My sister is HIV+ and has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I was just wondering if anyone had experience with HIV and shingles. She's been fighting the shingles now for about 5 months and they'll just start to go away and then come back again. Read more »

HIV2 IN SanFransisco

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Hello, I have been worried sick about HIV for the past 6months, I had sex with a guy who actually brought HIV up. He called to tell me that he didn't have HIV, I was Read more »