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Symptoms Of Shingles Virus

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...(blocks) CCR5, shutting down this point of entry for the virus. (The co-receptor inhibitors are also called "antagonists," as in "CCR5 antagonist.") X4 virus is associated with advanced HIV disease. HIV infection may involve viruses that infect only CCR5 cells, only CXCR4, both of these types of cells (dual tropic), or a mix (mixed tropic). Most people are infected with CCR5 virus, and then over time more CXCR4 and mixed viruses accumulate....
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shingles virus

1. can you get Shingles more than once?2. if you've had Shingles, would the vaccine Zostavaxbe beneficial so not to get it again?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question:1) Yes, you can get shingles more than arises from the varicella (chicken pox) virus that stays in our bodies for life and can reactivate under certain circumstances2) Having shingles is not reason not to receive 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 »

Why do I have no symptoms?

My husband had a rash that was then found out to be shingles. The doctor took a blood test and found that he was HIV positive. Since then he was supposed to have extremely high viral count and the CD4 count was extremely low. He was put on Combivir...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Part of the reason HIV has been so able to spread to so many is that it often causes no symptoms at all for years. And so, people feel well, and look well. And this allows someone who doesn't suspect they have HIV to continue to do things that... Read more »

What ways can I spread shingles virus

I've recently got Shingles and on day 4 I had two doctors confirm it was shingles. Neither one prescribed meds because it is best to take them during the first 48 hours. So I've been taking Vitamin C,B,E and L-Lysine and etc. My question is... WHAT...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This particular forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of antiretroviral (HIV) therapy. Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...only anti-HIV compound on the market called a fusion inhibitor. Fusion inhibitors block fusion of HIV with a cell before the virus enters the cell and begins its replication process. Fusion inhibitors are a type of entry inhibitor, another one of... Read more »
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...therapy, may not be able to use it due to their having developed drug resistance, when medications may no longer work against the virus. Drug resistance most commonly occurs when people don't take their HIV medicine as prescribed, but you may... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...TB and other mycobacterial infections, accounting for about 2 in 5 of the total IRIS cases. However, many other bacteria and viruses can contribute to IRIS. The box at right provides a list of the known infections. Some chronic conditions,... Read more »
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ARS symptoms means virus can be detected?

Posted by jxr
...short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the infection are already present, so will the test be able to detect the virus at that time? Thanks. Like others of you I went through this a few years ago as well and promised that I would... Read more »


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 »

other viruses that cause ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Are there very many other viruses that cause ARS symptoms? I once read about a certain strain of herpes that doesn't cause any sores, or harm the immune system, Read more »

joel gallant believes in other viruses!!!

Posted by uhohblita, 3 Replies
...many cases of anxiety-induced fever, pharyngitis, or lymph node enlargement. Moreover, in your opinion, do you note that other viruses (e.g., adeno, coxsackie, pox, emergent newer viruses, etc.) are on the rise which might serve to explain these... Read more »