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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat shingles. They include anti-herpes drugs, and several types of treatment for pain. Antiviral drugs: The standard treatment for shingles is the drug acyclovir, which can be given orally (in pill form) or intravenously in more severe cases. Two newer drugs have been approved for the treatment of shingles: famciclovir and...
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scabie mite

what [cream] is used to get rid of scabie mites around the penis tip and foreskin area,I usually get redness around there or they look like redness of shingles,but it comes and goes or I apply antibiotic cream on it and it goes away.But my lady has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your symptoms are not consistent with scabies. I would advise you see a dermatologist when your symptoms flare so that an accurate diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment prescribed. Empirically treating for scabies would not be a good... Read more »

Should I be taking any medication for shingles?

Hi, Thank you for any help you may provide. I was recently diagnosed as being HIV+. My T-cell count is around 680. I have recently been feeling some itching which led to scabbing on my buttocks. My inner thighs had the same blisters which now...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.It can be pretty difficult to diagnose the cause of rash from the internet. If the rash is on both sides of your body (or scrotum), it's usually not shingles.Before one talks about medications, the real issue would be to get a... Read more »

Itching skin

Am taking truvada but at night i have massive skin itching and face rash.What supplements can i take to stop itch.Can more vitamins supplements help skin conditions.Which lotions can smoothen face pimples and black spots as they also develop on the...
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
This skin condition sound like more than one problem. I suggest you see a dermatologist. Read more »

Atripla Rash

I know that there's some stuff about this in the archives but I have a couple of questions I couldn't quite find. On the 8th day of taking Atripla I developed on my inner arms. It has since developed to my thighs, my shins, my feet, the back of my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The rash from efavirenz is often quite diffuse and often will develop after 5-10 days on treatment. It is usually flat and can itch so not usually thick/scaly like one would typically see with psoriasis. Flare-ups of psoriasis as well as immune... Read more »
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Fuzeon

...occur in virtually all patients. The severity of reaction is variable, and for most is mild to moderate. Symptoms could include itching, swelling, redness, pain or tenderness, hardened skin or bumps. Bumps termed "nodules" seem to occur more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...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. The infection stays dormant... Read more »
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Aptivus

...Aptivus should be discontinued. Stop using Aptivus if rash appears with joint pain or stiffness, throat tightness, generalized itching, muscle aches, fever, redness, blisters, or peeling of the skin, and call your health care provider right away.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

... Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need them anyway huh? The ones I'm most concerned with are my children, we are very very close. I do believe they would jump to conclusions... Read more »

This constant itch

Posted by oldwoman, 7 Replies
...I've talked to others who complain about itching on their legs,and I have it too,it's constant but usually bearable,today is one of the bad days and I can't stop scratching Read more »

this is what freaks me out

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...for almost two years after a high risk exposure, they were very tender for about a year and now are non-tender although they itch at times. I have also had other symptoms including fatigue, oral ulcers, chest rashes, dizziness, and malaise. As... Read more »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...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 with bumps). I am terrified of HIV. I am only 30 years old and shouldn't be getting shingles at this age.... Read more »