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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.

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...doctor my fears. He was an absolute asshole and just told me that "only immuncompromised young people get shingles", shook my hand, and left. Is this true? Can 6 weeks of crippling anxiety over possibe HIV infection, compounded with school... 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 »

Hiv and Shingles (SHINGLES)

Hi Dr Bob,This site has to be the most humerous HIV site in the world - very refreshing. Anyway,... 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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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...load (see Fact Sheet 125 on viral load) usually goes up, which can make it easier to transmit HIV to others. On the other hand, treatment of HSV in people with both HIV and HSV can reduce HIV viral load. It might also reduce the risk of... Read more »
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Fuzeon

...the kit), which may take up to 45 minutes. Never shake the vial with the Fuzeon, it will foam. Instead, roll it gently in your hands. You can store your second dose in the refrigerator, but it must be used within 24 hours (allow it to warm to... Read more »
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Norvir

...effects include weakness, stomach pain, upset stomach (nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting), tingling/numbness around the mouth, hands or feet, loss of appetite, taste disturbance, weight loss, headache, dizziness, pancreatitis (see NRTIs), and... 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 »

shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
help!!! i had shingle few weeks ago but it seems recovered,however,i today felt that i have the same symptom of developing shingle the other side of my body!!! will this happen this way? anyone had this situation before? please~~~~i'm so... 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 »

possible to show symptoms BEFORE the 10 year mark?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm acutely aware that ON AVERAGE it takes HIV 10 years to progress to AIDS, usually at the onset of an 'AIDS-defining' illness. Have there been cases of very quick progression Read more »