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Shingles Worried It Could Be Ars

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Ask the Experts

Can worry cause shingles ?

What's the chance that an HIV neg. person would develop Shingles seven days after having risky sexual contact with a person who has primary HIV?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...HIV infection or other immune disorders, but similar skin outbreaks can occur in people with a healthy immune system as well.Worry does not cause shingles (Herpes zoster). However, having unprotected sex exposes you to the risk of HIV infection... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my shoulder. I... Read more »

SHINGLES AND ARS....MY WIFE

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...predisposed to anxiety, individuals facing physical challenges, such as chronic illness like HIV/AIDS or cancer, experience excessive worry and fear at a higher rate than the general population. The challenges associated with a virus that wants... Read more »
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...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 »
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... 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. 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 »

Still Worried

Posted by bashy, 2 Replies
...months all the different ones PCR < HIV duo , Antibody tests all came back negative, but 6 months ago I developed a case of Shingles which brought back my anxieties and I rushed and got another duo test done which was Negative but now six... Read more »

TO ALL THE WORRY WARTS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...something about the ARS symptoms. I just diagnosed myself right on the spot. Well, to make it even worse, a few months later I had shingles (another sign) and I was only 25. So at this point I thought I knew for sure. During all of this time... Read more »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...Hi there. I had chicken pox at 5 years old so can develop shingles. I haven't been to the doctor yet but have what I am pretty sure is shingles on the side of my chest (a pink rash which is itchy Read more »