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Treatment For Pain Caused By 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 pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning,
Ask the Experts

Migrating Skin Pain

I have been experiencing migrating skin pain. At first I thought it was recurring shingles that never developed into a rash. Now, I don't know. It's painful, and leaves me extremely fatigued and unable to work out. I've been scouring the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...important for a neurologist or pain specialist to do a detailed history and physical examination in order to determine likely cause and advise treatment so I recommend actually seeing one or both or those specialists for an evaluation. KH Read more »

Shingles Starting Treatment & Queen Issues (SHINGLES AND HIV, 2009) (WHEN TO START ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Three weeks ago I came down with Shingles. A small patch on the back of my neck and a little across my chest all on the left side. I went to my local GP and he gave me Valtrex ( the 7 day shingle pack)Since then the pain has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Aussie Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us with HIV is... Read more »

Shingles

I've been Hiv+ for 19 years never taken any meds and my T-cells and viral load vary from 225 T-Cells to over 626 in a year. Viral load slowly creeping up.In the the last year I've had a bout with shingles twice! I'm not stressed am calm Why?Is their...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Shingles is a skin condition consisting of painful blisters that occur in one area of the body (dermatome). It is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox, and it only occurs in people who have had chicken pox... Read more »

referance shingles

hellow Dr. Henry could you please tell me if having shingles can cause long term effects in the spine area if shingles are along that area of the back
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Shingles can result in peristent severe pain which often can be in the distribution area of the original herpes zoster (shingles) rash/blisters. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

...reduce the incidence of painful shingles outbreaks by 55 percent, even in the oldest populations. The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and shingles, and can remain dormant in a person's body for decades before erupting. The most severe... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital 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 signs, followed by a blister that breaks open.... Read more »
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Crixivan

...increase in bilirubin (a test of liver function) has been reported, but it is not associated with liver problems. It may sometimes cause yellowing of the skin or eyes. As seen with other protease inhibitors (except unboosted Reyataz), there can... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Selzentry

...more CXCR4 and mixed viruses accumulate. In results from various studies, Pfizer did not find that blocking R5 with maraviroc caused virus to shift to X4 or show negative effect on disease progression or CD4 count in so-called "dual tropic"... Read more »
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Joint Pain caused by liver, HIV, meds, arthritis?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...meds? Don't laugh now, but my elbows are warm to the touch, and I have a burning pain in them. I have liver problems which cause my right shoulder and the right side of my neck to hurt, but the elbow problems are new. I have had joint pain in... Read more »

shingles

Posted by tboy, 2 Replies
... last week I was diagnosed with shingles. I didn't get nearly the attention of the doctors or information I needed. Oh sure I recieved a prescription but not much information. Read more »

some one please help

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 5 Replies
Ok its like this about 18 months ago i got real sick (could not get out of bed sick) I even had to sell my business. I had sever fatigue, oral thrush, new moles and freckles, lost about 10 lbs, night sweats,fungal rash, periodontal cavities, white... Read more »

shingles?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i had a sexual encounter yesterday with a guy who appeared to have shingles. when i asked him he said it was eczema, which i did not argue, but while changing him in sexual positions i did noticed that Read more »