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Varicella And Hiv

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Un known HIV status and Varicella Vaccine

I may have been exposed to HIV 8-10 years ago. I recently received a Varicella vaccine after learning I was not immune. If I have no reaction (none whatsoever) is it possible that I do not have HIV since after 8 years my immune system should be very...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for your post.I think that you're putting the cart before the horse. I'd be worried less about the remote risk of vaccine safety issues with the fact that you haven't been HIV tested in many years.The vaccine is likely... Read more »

Varicella Zoster & HIV

I recently tested positive for HIV.About 15 years ago, I used to sell my plasma. My plasma... Read more »


Pardon, doctors, but I see no "relative" forum addressing adult HIV immunizations and,... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Safe and Effective in HIV-Positive People

Encouraging results were presented from the ACTG A5247 study on the use of two doses of a live varicella zoster virus (VZV) vaccine (Zostavax, Merck) in almost 400 HIV positive people who were VZV positive or who had herpes zoster (HZ)/shingles... Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Herpes Zoster (Culebrilla)

¿Qué Es el Herpes Zoster? Herpes Zoster y VIH ¿Cómo Se Transmite? ¿Cómo Se Trata? ¿Se Puede Prevenir? En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es el Herpes Zoster? Es una enfermedad muy dolorosa causada por el mismo virus tipo herpes que causa la... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

A Kaiser Permanente study of Zostavax shows the vaccine against herpes zoster can 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... Read more »

H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV: How U.S. HIV Health Care Settings Are Gearing Up for the 2009 Flu Season

Miguel Gomez: This is Miguel Gomez with, [ ] and I want to welcome everyone to our webinar and conference call on H1N1 preparedness and HIV/AIDS. And during the course of our time together I really hope that we'll be able to... Read more »
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Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 5 Replies
Hi there.
I had chicken pox at 5 years old so can develop 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... Read more »

me recuerdan?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Bueno, espero me recuerden soy la que tiene miedo despues de una relacion de riesgo y el herpes zoster, mmm la verdad sigo aterrada, ya son 6 semanas, lo sintomas estan desapareciendo por lo cual no creo que sea debido al estres verdad? pues si no... Read more »

sintomas y miedo!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
tengo mucho miedo hace 5 semanas tuve una relacion de riesgo, en verdad no me hubiera dado tanto miedo pero a la semana de haber tenido la relacin, a esta persona le salio un herpes zoster en la espalda, mmm soy un poco paranoica asi que empece a... Read more »

Herpez Zoster

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dr. Urkie, o los que sepan, hace unos 4 dias me ha salido en la espalda un herpes zoster recien diagnosticado hoy, estoy con tratamiento de Aciclovir y Ketorolaco; pero lo que me preocupa es que he leido que ese tipo de herpes les dan a los... Read more »