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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had shingles about a month after a sexual experience. I also had other ars symptoms along with really dark urine. I have tested 3 times for Hep and Hiv- 1 month 6.5 weeks and 9 weeks- all negaitive. My Doc seems sure I have nothing to worry... 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 »

ARS? Rash, Worry!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I want to tell you my experience and symptoms and see what you guys think. I am SO worried.

About 7 1/2 weeks ago I had a risky encounter, with a male of unknown status. I was the insertive partner of unprotected anal sex; however, I think another... Read more »

Worried about ARS experience

Posted by Anonymous
Hi everyone. I have been worried about this for a while so I thought I would ask your thoughts. My last test was in October and negative. On December 26th I made a really big mistake. I met up with a gay couple and had sex. It was oral sex... Read more »

Worried.....ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I had sex with a prostitute approx 2 weeks ago. she performed oral on me and we had intercourse..no anal. I did use a condom for both occasions but I think..not sure..but I think she might have used oil based lubes.The condoms didnt tear. Now... Read more »
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SHINGLES AND ARS....MY WIFE

DOC, GOT SCARED SHITLESS AGAIN - MY WIFE (30 yrs old)GOT DIAGNOSED YESTERDAY WITH SHINGLES AND NOW I'M NERVOUS THAT I MAY HAVE KILLED HER - SHE IS EVERYTHING...WE GOT MARRIED A YEAR AGO BUT BEFORE WE WERE MARRIED (6MOS EARLIER) I HAD ABOUT 5...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Relax, Shitless-Guy. There is absolutely no reason to get all constipated over this! The vast majority of cases of shingles, even in 30-year olds, have absolutely nothing to do with HIV.Insertive unprotected oral sex carries an extremely low... Read more »

HIV- ARS since SHINGLES attack 4 years ago

Could you please tell me what the definition of AIDS is?I have had ARS since my SHINGLES attack 4 years ago after a high risk exposure. My testing results have been a big puzzle. 2/20/96 -HIV-1 ELISA, 6/05/96 -HIV-1 ELISA, 3/28/98 -HIV 1/2 ELISA,...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your question is complicated, so I'll take it in order. First, it isn't clear to me that you're HIV+. All antibody tests (which are diagnostic) appear to have been negative. Small viral loads in the absence of a positive antibody... Read more »

BJ, ARS, and Shingles

Dr. B,Thanks for the solid work that you do here for all of us. It is great to have such an AWSOME resource accessible.Now that I've got you buttered up, here is my Situation: I am a married guy who decided to have some fun with another guy I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.Regarding HIV and shingles, see below. This is a QTND (Question That Never Dies) with an ATNC (Answer That Never Changes).2.Insertive oral sex carries a negligible risk for HIV. The odds of your contracting HIV from this one-time encounter are... Read more »

shingles during ARS

Dear Doc,Re: Shingles1). Could mild shingles strikes or reactivate during ARS period?? (Just curius) Is fever and mild shingles alike??2). What CD4 level or counts could shingles starts to reactivate?Thank you....
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
It would seem possible for shingles to occur during acute HIV infection, but this is not a common complication. The association between shingles and CD4 counts is not too strong, and they may occur across a spectrum of CD4 cell numbers. The... 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 »
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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 »
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Most women -- 73 percent -- diagnosed as HIV-positive in Argentina within the last two years were infected through unprotected sex with a stable partner, according to preliminary results of a new study. The "Study of Recently Diagnosed Women" was... Read more »
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