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Shingles Vaccine And Hiv

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Shingles Vaccine For HIV+

When will the new approved Shingles Vaccine be available For HIV+??? I had shingles once 2 years and my Dr. told me to take valtrex to stop it from coming back, like many patients, i am not perfect, and i am not taking the valtrex because I have...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.Current CDC Guidelines state that the Shingles (or Zoster) vaccine should not be given to Persons with AIDS or other clinical manifestations of HIV, including persons with CD4+ countsless than 200. The vaccine is licensed... Read more »

HIV+ w/ shingles vax

I read the article "When Will There Be A Shingles Vaccine for HIV-Positive People?"... Read more »

Shingles vaccine

Hi Dr. Would you recommend the shingles vaccine for an hiv+ male with a cd4 count around 750 and an... Read more »
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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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. Shingles can occur in people with HIV shortly after they start taking strong antiviral medications. These cases... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, April 13, 2009

...role model for older women with HIV. HEALTH ISSUES & SIDE EFFECTS   When Will There Be a Shingles Vaccine for HIV-Positive People? I had shingles once two years ago and my doctor told me to take Valtrex... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...example, many people get flu shots each fall. It can take a few weeks for your immune system to respond after a vaccination. Most vaccines are used to prevent infections. However, others help your body fight an infection that you already have.... 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 »

HIV vaccine in the making

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...this article below and someone explain a couple of things to me..i am a health care professional, and part of my job is HIV/AIDS education. during my trainin on HIV i was told and (i teach this as well to my students) that people can't get HIV... Read more »