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Shingles Worried It Could Be AIDS

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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.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated. Be well! Stop worrying. You are well! Dr. Bob Shingles Mar 18, 2007 I'm a 21 year old gay male who has had some encounters of oral sex... 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 »

Shingels...shoud I worry about HIV?

Dr. Frascino,I have just been diagnosed with Shingles. I am a 27 yr old healthy male. I am worried... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...Mar 22, 2006 or on license plates ... hiv 2 research Jun 13, 2006 There are many terms for this type of irrational worrying -- AIDS phobia, AIDS panic, AIDS hysteria, AIDS anxiety, etc. The condition is comprised of three major... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. The nation logged Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocates Worry Conviction of Gay Couple in Malawi Could Hurt Efforts to Fight HIV/AIDS

...hamper the fight against AIDS," NPR reports. The piece examines the situation in other African countries and efforts to promote HIV prevention and treatment among MSM. "Gay people forced underground in Africa are unlikely to seek counseling and... Read more »
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Still Worried

Posted by bashy, 3 Replies
...I have been tested negative out to 3.5 years but six months ago i was diagnosed with shingles and only yesterday i was diagnosed with oral thrush, these symptoms just evoke my anxities. Ive 1 pcr, 4 duo tests and 10 antibody Read more »

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 »

Advice for the "Worried Well"

Posted by Leonardo, 2 Replies
...breakdown... Type A - Reports of "dirty" sex worker encounters with graphic details to help us calculate for them the odds of their HIV infection. Type B - Ramblings by turbo model Psychotics that refuse to accept their negative test results.... 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 »