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Treating Nerve Pain After Shingles

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AIDS InfoNet

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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Hello There, Doctor.I have developed a case of shingles since 7 days ago with the typical burning sensation, etc.. I got the skin lesions on my left arm and my Dr. prescribed 1 mg of acyclovir twice daily and cream on the lesions. My last labs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Richard,Sorry to hear about your recent case of shingles. OUCHAMAGOUCHA! They can be damn annoying and uncomfortable. Responding to your specific questions:1. You want me to explain Read more »

Worried about result

Dr,I am worried about my result. I am positive had HIV test positive in Feb 2009. My CD4 cound is 167 and is 20.9, viral load is 36000. I had shingle infection (which got cured now) in Feb 2009. Still I am suffering from nerve pain.Que 1-Do I...
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 for you. If you stick to the regimen, you will have a fabulous response.4. We cannot predict who will develop pain after shingles (often referred to as post-herpetic neuralgia), nor can we predict who will have continued pain or not. The pain... Read more »

Nerve Pain - Treatment?

Dear Drs, Thanks for the wisdom which shines through your advice. I was infected in November 2002, and in mid Jan this year had T Cells 851, 37 and VL just detectable (around 750 copies on Roche 1.5). I've been feeling great until last week when out...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You don't mention what HIV meds you are taking (some drugs more likely to cause it than others). The symptoms your describe sound somewhat unusual for standard HIV-drug related neuropathy. I would discuss with your HIV specialist and have him/her... Read more »

Nerve Pain - Treatment?

Dear Drs,Thanks for the wisdom which shines through your advice. I was infected in November 2002, and in mid Jan this year had T Cells 851, 37 and VL just detectable (around 750 copies on Roche 1.5). I've been feeling great until last week when...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
It is hard to say what these symptoms mean. It is very unusual (but not impossible) for HIV to produce neurologic symptoms with such a low viral load. It sounds like you have some kind of neuralgia or neuritis. Symptoms like you describe often... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

... Crytococcal meningitis, or Cryptococcus Eosinophilic folliculitis Hepatitis B and C Herpes, or HSV Herpes zoster, or Shingles, Varicella-zoster, VZV Human papillomavirus, or HPV Kaposi sarcoma and Castleman's disease, or HHV8 MAC, or ... Read more »
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 »

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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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 »


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 »