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Vaccine For People Who Already Have Shingles

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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
...AIDS or other clinical manifestations of HIV, including persons with CD4+ countsless than 200. The vaccine is licensed only for people over the age of 60, so it is not clear if it should be used for people with HIV at a younger age. There is a... Read more »

More shingles vaccine questions

I read your recent answer on this topic and have the following questions, first, if you were... Read more »

shingles virus

1. can you get Shingles more than once?2. if you've had Shingles, would the vaccine Zostavaxbe... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

...introduced in 2006; it currently reaches only about 11 percent of the US elderly population. CDC recommends the vaccine for all people over age 60 unless they are immune-suppressed, are HIV-positive, have leukemia or lymphoma or are allergic to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common disease. Approximately 45 million people in the US have HSV infection -- about one in five people over the age of 12. The US Center for Disease Control... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

People Who Should NOT Get the Smallpox Vaccine

...Some people are at greater risk for serious side effects from the smallpox vaccine. Individuals who have any of the following conditions, 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?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Gallo believes that creating an effective vaccine is still the most promising way to stop a virus that has killed 25 million people and infected millions more since 1981. "I may be in the minority, but I think a vaccine will come within my... Read more »

Shingles

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 »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...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 negative. I had sex with her twice and used a... Read more »