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Symptoms Of Shingles On Skin

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AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...information about hepatitis. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Herpes Simplex outbreaks. Fact Sheet 509 has more information on shingles. Fact Sheet 508 discusses herpes simplex (cold sores and genital herpes.) Molluscum (a skin infection. See Fact Sheet 513 ). Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC): This opportunistic infection is related to tuberculosis. It can flare up during immune recovery. MAC during immune recovery may show...
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Shingles

I've been Hiv+ for 19 years never taken any meds and my T-cells and viral load vary from 225 T-Cells to over 626 in a year. Viral load slowly creeping up.In the the last year I've had a bout with shingles twice! I'm not stressed am calm Why?Is their...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Shingles is a skin condition consisting of painful blisters that occur in one area of the body (dermatome). It is caused by the varicella zoster Read more »

Hi from Bonny Scotland

Hey Dr Bob, Was hoping to get your advice on a wee situation that is bothering me. I have had severe eczema all my life, the past few years my hands have been the worse affected. After trying all sorts of lotions and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Sammy,The reason to get HIV testing is HIV-exposure risk. If indeed you've had "no risks," then you have no reason to worry about HIV or to get HIV tested.I agree the long course of steroids was the most likely trigger for your shingles.... Read more »

Shingles (herpes zoster)

What is the average amount of time or average T-cell count for shingles to occur after being infected with HIV?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...they should talk to their doctor to determine what factors may have led to reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. If the symptoms of shingles are unusually very severe, a person should talk to their doctor about being tested for HIV and... Read more »

Guidance

The reason we come to you is because you dont discriminate. I am having pains all over my body. I have not done any HIV tests recently. My last one I was in the clear. I have not lost weight, no skin ailment etc. But the pains are random but very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Gosh, I was hoping you came to me because you appreciated my science-based advice or devilish smile or wise-ass twisted sense of humor, but oh well, I guess I'll accept the "don't discriminate" reason as well.Unfortunately even not... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Fuzeon

...Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of 90 mg (1 ml) twice daily (every 12 hours) into the upper arm, thigh or abdomen. Can be taken with or... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...symptoms should be brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye inflammation. Although less... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Crixivan

...Headache, fatigue or weakness, malaise (general 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,... Read more »
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HIV Skin Symptoms (Pics) Please Read

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...bottom) approximately 8-10 on each arm. They have slowing seemed to disappear however still seem to be like pimples under my skin. My concern is that they would start as a red or brownish spot that would heal over with a small elevated scab later... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

possible to show symptoms BEFORE the 10 year mark?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm acutely aware that ON AVERAGE it takes HIV 10 years to progress to AIDS, usually at the onset of an 'AIDS-defining' illness. Have there been cases of very quick progression to AIDS (due to more maligant and mutated strains)? Are there any... Read more »

symptoms and skin changes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and fever have subsided and today one gland in my neck was swollen a little more than usual. I have also noticed changes in my skin - firstly, I have more moles appearing on my body and secondly I am finding white spots that range in size over my... Read more »