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Symptoms Of Shingles

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Is Shingles serious?

On the guidlines for when to start treatment, it says that this should be considered if you have "serious symptoms"; is shingles a serious symptom? If I have shingles does that mean I will have to start medication?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, not necessarily, particularly if the bout of shingles is routine, i.e. limited to one specific area on one side of the body. Talk to your HIV doctor. He should be your best resource as to when to consider beginning anti-HIV medications.Dr. Bob Read more »

shingle again?

Dear Drs,i had shingle few weeks ago and i think it's getting better,however,today i can feel that... Read more »

Symptoms of a low CD4 count

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Fuzeon

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Atripla

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Invirase

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shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
help!!! i had shingle few weeks ago but it seems recovered,however,i today felt that i have the same symptom of developing shingle the other side of my body!!! will this happen this way? anyone had this situation before? please~~~~i'm so... Read more »

got my results today

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, My last visit on this board. My test came out negative. For those who have shared my fear and answered my letters: Thank you very, very much. For the support, and the story's I read of all the people here. It's a good thing. You can always ... Read more »

SHINGLES -- PLEASE RESPOND

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 »

cd4 or viral load

Posted by Lilly, 2 Replies
When starting to think about treatment, does either counts (cd4s or viral load) play a bigger role? My viral load has recently dropped, but so has my cd4's. My counts are all still at a comfortable level for me with no meds, but at the clinic... Read more »