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Vaccine For People Who Already Have Shingles

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

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, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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Shingles vaccine recommendation?

I did a search on this question and to the best of my knowledge, this hasn't been addressed since 2008. Realizing that answers sometime change over time, I'll ask if there is any new research or advice on whether a healthy (UD VL and Cd4...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I would definitely suggest that you talk to your doctor about this. The vaccine has been shown to be safe in HIV+ people: <a href="http://survivinghiv.blogspot.com/2012/04/is-it-safe-to-give-shingles-vaccine-to.html" target=_new>Is... Read more »

More shingles vaccine questions

I read your recent answer on this topic and have the following questions, first, if you were vaccinated against chickenpox (I was vaccinated in 1999) should you still get the shingles vaccine? Second, for how long should I stop using my Valtrex...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The shingle vaccine, Zostavax, is approved for use in people 60 years old and older to prevent shingles. This is a one-time vaccination. Zostavax does not treat shingles or post-herpetic neuralgia. It has not been fully studied in persons with HIV.... Read more »

Shingles Vaccine For HIV+

When will the new approved Shingles Vaccine be available For HIV+??? I had shingles once 2 years and my Dr. told me to take valtrex to stop it from coming back, like many patients, i am not perfect, and i am not taking the valtrex because I have...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.Current CDC Guidelines state that the Shingles (or Zoster) vaccine should not be given to Persons with AIDS or other clinical manifestations of HIV, including persons with CD4+ countsless than 200. The vaccine is licensed... Read more »

SHINGLES VACCINE

I have been on HART for 17 years; 16 years undetectable and 13 years of CD count of 400. I have been healthy. I am 50 years old. My nadir count was in the teens when I started HART. Would you reccomend me getting the shingles vaccine? I have not had...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
If you have not had chicken pox you are not at risk for developing shingles. Shingles, or Zoster, is reactivation of previously acquired varicella (which is the virus that causes Chicken pox). Varicella virus remains doormant (sleeping) inside of... Read more »
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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 »

searching for vaccine will it help people already?

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SHINGLES -- PLEASE RESPOND

Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
I hope someone will respond and let me know if I really have something to be worried about. I recently have had sex with two people in the past six weeks. With both guys I performed oral sex on them (without ejaculation) and had protected... Read more »

shingles

Posted by LLsexyLL, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how to prevent getting shingles the second time. I had them Dec 2010 . Now my face has healed but I was told I can get them again.
Is there anyway of preventing getting shingles again? Read more »