Things That Cause Shingles
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Rocky Mountain CARESDear Dave in Rochester, In general, I wouldn't necessarily tie the discontinuation of your HIV medications with the onset of shingles-- not an absolute, but it be less usual.On the other hand, discontinuation of your preventive acyclovir can... Read more »
University of British ColumbiaShingles is caused by a herpes virus called varicella zoster virus, and causes typical vesicular (or blistering) rashes anywhere on the body. It is generally transmitted by the airborne route rather than by direct contact.This is a relative of... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineShingles (herpes zoster) is common in the general population and more common in HIV+ or other immunocompromised persons. Shingles is seen in HIV+ persons across a wide range of CD4 counts including persons with higher (ie > 350) CD4 cells... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI had shingles about a month after a sexual experience. I also had other ars symptoms along with really dark urine. I have tested 3 times for Hep and Hiv- 1 month 6.5 weeks and 9 weeks- all negaitive. My Doc seems sure I have nothing to worry... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous....on a rapid (oraquick) test?
Are their certain medical conditions, medicines, etc that cause these false positives???
Just wodering why they happen? Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyCan I get shingles from another poz person even if I already had them myself in the past??? Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI am currently suffering from shingles 2 weeks after unprotected vaginal sex (i am male) with someone whos hiv status i do not know. The symptoms begain 1 and a half weeks after the possible exposure. I am very concerned - how concerned should i be?
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