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Shingles During Seroconversion

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HELP !!! Shingles during Seroconversion

Ryan,Is shingles something that could be seen during ARS, for instance a week after unprotected intercourse, or would it take substanially more time for HIV to weaken the immune system to reactivate Herepes Zoster ?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I think you are asking me whether or not you have HIV based on a diagnosis of shingles. You know how I feel about that! You should determine your HIV status based on your risk for infection and through appropriate screening tests and should... 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 »

shingles

Dear Doc,Re: Shingles1). Could mild shingles strikes or reactivate during ARS period?? (Just... 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 is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

A Kaiser Permanente study of Zostavax shows the vaccine against herpes zoster can reduce the incidence of painful shingles outbreaks by 55 percent, even in the oldest populations. The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and shingles, and can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With HIV Seroconversion in Gay Men in England at the Start of the 21st Century

In order to "detect and quantify current risk factors for HIV seroconversion among gay men seeking repeat tests at sexual health clinics," the authors conducted an unmatched case control study in London, Brighton, and Manchester. The authors... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Socioeconomic Differences in the Impact of HIV Infection on Workforce Participation in France in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

In the current study, the authors "sought to measure the difference in employment rates between HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative persons and to establish whether this difference varied according to the HIV-infected persons' socioeconomic... Read more »
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SHINGLES -- PLEASE RESPOND

Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
I hope someone will respond and let me know if I really have something to be worried about. I recently have had sex with two people in the past six weeks. With both guys I performed oral sex on them (without ejaculation) and had protected... Read more »

antibodies and seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Does anyone know long it takes for antibodies to be detected after seroconversion ? Read more »

Seroconversion after 30 mos

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Someone posted the following question to Dr. Holidjny on the Body's Viral Load forum saying they converted at 30 months. I cut and pasted the question below. Great that's all I need is to read something like this. Everyone on this forum is saying a... Read more »

seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
has anyone heard of this after 12 weeks Read more »