Symptoms Of Shingles In The Throat

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...Rash was more common in children. Also, women taking birth control pills may be at higher risk for rash. If a severe rash occurs, Aptivus should be discontinued. Stop using Aptivus if rash appears with joint pain or stiffness, throat tightness, generalized itching, muscle aches, fever, redness, blisters, or peeling of the skin, and call your health care provider right away. Other side effects may include headache, fever, dry mouth, and...
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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 encouraging.... Read more »

Doctor Please don't ignore this, I know I'm infected

I am 100 percent sure I have HIV. I previously mentioned that both myself and my wife both experienced shingles. Now I have constant intense headaches, major abdominal pains and a sore, raw throat that hurts very much. I have had a white spot on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are 100% sure you have HIV and have tested HIV negative out to 36 weeks? Hmm. Sorry, but I disagree with your self diagnosis. Testing HIV negative out to 36 weeks is considered definitive and conclusive. A negative FDA-approved HIV-antibody... Read more »

2+ weeks of symptoms very worried - I gave a donation a week ago

Hi Dr. Bob, I understand that you are a busy and I would highly appreciate your response. I emailed you a week ago and sent a donation afterwards. After 6 weeks of vaginal exposure with a massagee girl in China my body started aching all over,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation yourself at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Therefore testing is warranted. Your symptoms, "hurt all over, throat issues, and headaches," six weeks after your potential exposure are not suggestive of or worrisome for HIV ARS... Read more »


I want to share a story with fellow readers. About a year ago I came down with an EXTREMELY bad virus. My throat was all clogged up with mucus and crap. On top of this I had a HIGH fever of 103 degrees, extreme fatigue and nightsweats. After a week...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your comments. Your situation is a perfect example of how symptoms that you THINK are due to HIV/AIDS, may in fact, be due to other causes. This is precisely the reason why testing is so important to determine the cause of a... Read more »
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...ill feeling), nausea, diarrhea, stomach pains, loss of appetite, yellowing of skin/eyes, changed skin color, dry mouth/sore throat, taste changes, painful urination, indigestion, joint pain, hives, and liver toxicity. Itchy/dry skin, ingrown toe... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urine canal) in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus. How common is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a very common infectious disease. CDC estimates that... Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...This yeast is found in most people's bodies. A healthy immune system keeps it under control. Candida usually infects the mouth, throat, or vagina. It can occur months or years before other, more serious opportunistic infections. See Fact Sheet... Read more »
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