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Topical Cream For Shingles And Nerve Pain

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

... What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken
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Shingles with past "low risk" exposures (SHINGLES, 2010)

Thanks for reading my question, by the looks of your site you are all VERY busy. My concern is this. I am a 43yo male who has had exposures in my recent past with guys, oral only. I usually just recieve, but on occasion have given. I have never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The vast majority of cases of shingles have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS. See below. Regarding your HIV test results, the CDC guidelines indicate HIV-antibody Read more »

Lipodystrophy causing nerve compression and shingles?

Hello,I have mild lipoatrophy in my buttocks and thighs and I wondered if the added sitting pressure on the nerves in those areas could cause a shingles outbreak because you are basically disturbing the nerves in those areas. I've been very...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...they lose the "cushion" of buttock fat due to fat loss associated with HIV or its treatment. I am not aware of that triggering shingles in the involved nerves though that may be possible. If any reader has had experience with that or knows of a... Read more »

Treatment for PHN

I had a really bad case of shingles on my left side which left me with severe Post Herpetic Neuralgia and scarring. That was 1 1/2 years ago. I am still suffering from it. The shingles was a result of me being HIV Positive with a count of 203 CD4...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...sensory pain nerves. Some people require long term narcotics, others can control it with drugs like lyrica, anti-depressants or topical creams like capsaicin. You need to work with your doctor and try some of these other classes of medications... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my shoulder. I got tested for HIV the same day but I feel like these are longest 2 weeks of my life. I haven't been sick nor have I had any abnormal female...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Does a routine case of shingles mean HIV??? No. A routine case of shingles means a routine case of shingles and nothing more. See below.Dr. Bobplease dr bob.. Read more »
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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...drugsused to treat diabetic PN disease can be helpful for HIV PN. Recently, two newdrugs were approved for the treatment of diabetic nerve pain. Lyrica -- An anticonvulsant that has been shown to provide pain relief indiabetes PN. There is... Read more »
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An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...the injections were given have been reported. Use of the needle-free device to deliver enfuvirtide has been associated with nerve pain lasting up to 6 months near where large nerves course through the skin, bruising, and internal bleeding.... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...women, it has possible severe side effects, including kidney toxicity and anemia. Side Effects Topical Treatments Topical creams and ointments may cause mild burning. Some people are highly sensitive and may have a widespread skin... Read more »
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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... 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 eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first... Read more »
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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 »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...Hi there. I had chicken pox at 5 years old so can develop shingles. I haven't been to the doctor yet but have what I am pretty sure is shingles on the side of my chest (a pink rash which is itchy Read more »

Shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Someone told me that shingles is one of the first indications of being HIV positive. I had shingles in 2002, and has felt fine since then. Although I do occassionally Read more »

Can I get Shingles from another Poz guy if I had ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can I get shingles from another poz person even if I already had them myself in the past??? Read more »