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Symptoms Of Shingles Without Blisters

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital 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 eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex...
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Shingles & Hearing Loss

I have been HIV positive for 1 year, on Atripla viral load is undectable and CD4 at 208. Last week I was diagnosed with shingles all of them are on right side of face however. I am taking Acylovir but this morning I woke up and cannot hear out of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The initial neurologic symptoms from an acute shingles attack often will reverse over time but they can persist. You may want to keep your HIV specialist informed of the situation and consider an ENT consultation to see if any other process is... Read more »

Unbearable Headache - 4+ weeks...

Hi, I am really having a rough time. I have been POZ since 2005, and taking meds for the past 2 years. Started on Atripla, but had intermittent headaches and fatigue. Doc switched me to Epzicom/Lexiva/Norvir. Worked well, but had diarhea...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Any rash or blisters in the involved regions (early shingles can present with symptoms as you describe). Otherwise no easy answers likely. Your current Read more »

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 virus, the same virus that causes chicken Read more »

Shingles...

Dear Doc Henry,1. Could that burning sensation in and out my upper back, w/ aching and little pain w/c lasted for 12 days be shingles?? (though there's no blisters present)2. Is it possible for a person w/ shingles don't have a blisters?? How long...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...(herpes zoster) in that same region (which can cause persistent nerve irritation) it is extremely unlikely, in the absense of any blisters, that herpes zoster is the cause of your discomfort.Three days is very fast for the symptoms of acute... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Aptivus

...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... 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 »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...rash or a rash together with any of the following symptoms: fever, lack of energy, excessive tiredness, muscle or joint pain, blisters, blisters in the mouth, and pink eye. Liver Problems Some HIV drugs can cause liver problems. It is... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...organproblems, including liver failure), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (severe skin rashaccompanied by fever, fatigue, muscle or joint aches, blisters, facial andtongue swelling) Special Considerations: Contact your health care... Read more »
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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 »

Blisters

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Are Blisters and Canker sores a symptom of HIV with in the 4 week of exposure or can they occur through out ? Im getting a small canker sore Read more »

blister on big toe

Posted by worriedbutwell, 1 Reply
...hi everyone, thanks for reading this. about two months ago, a blister formed on the top of my left big toe. i quickly popped it and a clear liquid released. however, it hasn't healed yet and looks Read more »

Positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...to the Dr, he tested me for strep which came back negative & he said that I probably had mono. He also labeled the herpetic blister on my neck as Shingles, although I had shingles when I was a kid & this was nothing like it. Also right after I... Read more »