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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
...absolutely nothing to do with your rash. I agree your overall HIV-acquisition risk is quite low.Good luck.Dr. BobShingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009) Aug 23, 2009Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my... 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.. 3rd time Read more »

Are Shingles a Sign of HAART Rejection?

As always, I want to express my many "Thank You's" to you all here on this site. Anyway, here is my problem. CD4- 85, V.L.- undetectable (before my bout which I am about to tell you - I recently had new tests, and am awaiting resultls). About a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Shingles (herpes zoster) is common in the general population and more common in HIV+ or other immunocompromised persons. Shingles is Read more »

How long does shingles scars last?

I recently went through an outbreak of shingles... Its been 2.5 months and the scars are there as is the slight itchy sensation and burns from time to time... I am taking atripla as well... How long will this scar last? Well going to a tanning bed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Shingles (herpes zoster) can cause both scarring and ongoing post-herpetic neuropathy. Duration of those symptoms is highly variable but Read more »
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Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...am terrified of HIV. I am only 30 years old and shouldn't be getting shingles at this age. Is this a sign I could have HIV? I have always used condoms and been with under 10 people. One was a little suspect, she was a drug user but tested... Read more »

shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
...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 scare~~~what can i do? does this mean my cd4 had... Read more »

Shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...dandruff. I had a dermatologist take a scalp sample and he said it was negative. Whatever that means.... Anyone know if this is true? Anyone of you guys get tested because of a bout with shingles? 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 »