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Shingles Sign Of Seroconversion

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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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 on my right side while visiting Thailand. At the peak of my shingles episode, I had unprotected vaginal insertive sex with a sex worker.-5 days later:...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Neither herpes zoster nor acyclovir would delay HIV seroconversion. Having sex "at the peak" of a shingles outbreak is certainly not wise and probably was fairly uncomfortable. Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 73 days are... Read more »

Are Shingles a Sign of HAART Rejection?

As always, I want to express my many "Thank You's" to you all here on this site. Anyway, here is my problem. CD4- 85, V.L.- undetectable (before my bout which I am about to tell you - I recently had new tests, and am awaiting...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Shingles (herpes zoster) is common in the general population and more common in HIV+ or other immunocompromised persons. Shingles is seen in HIV+ persons across a wide range of CD4 counts including persons with higher (ie > 350) CD4 cells... Read more »

Sore throat & coughing - sign of seroconversion?

Hi Rick 5 weeks after a relatively low risk act (receiving oral sex from a prostitute with a condom) I developed a very sore throat and a cough. The cough is not dry, ie there is a far amount of sputum. This has lasted for about a week. I have not...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question and compliments.If you read some of my previous responses to other questions, you will notethat if you were only receiving oral sex while using a condom, your risks ofinfection are extremely low. That would make it... Read more »
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sign of seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Except the CBC blood work which could show the seroconversion pattern, what other sign of seroconversion indicates that this process is finished ?
would that be ...body irratation (very slightly needle pain feeling) + very slightly painful swollen... 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 »

Regarding 9 month seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous
Just look at the posts. Count back in months from the date of the post the amount of months this guy claims to have seroconverted. They all go back to Feb 1998. So does the 9 month case referred to earlier...so it's basically rubbish.

Kind Regards,

Kev... Read more »

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 »