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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...eye nerves. This can cause outbreaks around the mouth, on the face, neck, and scalp, in and around the ear, or at the tip of the nose. Shingles outbreaks are almost always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched, someone with shingles might develop a...
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Herpes zoster

I am on HAART(Truvada + Efavirenz) since january 3 this year. The whole of last week i felt weak and lost appetite. today i had the rash and the doc told me it is the herpes zoster. I started acyclovir 800mg five times a day for a week. why this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Herpes zoster and HIV are two completely different viruses. You are taking Truvada and efavirenz to control your HIV infection. That Read more »

rash

I am HIV pos and have a small painful rash on my lower back...I have never had chicken pox as a kid...Could it still be Shingles?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A rash localized to a band like region in the skin (lower back a common location) with pain/blisters could well be shingled (herpes Read more »

HIV + herpes

I love this website doc. I was diagnosed HIV + sept 2005 having just zero converted with usualo flu systems/rash. My counts have stablised to around cd4 600 with low viral load 14000 last count. I recently have had group spots in one area beside my...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...candidiasis, or >10% unexplained weight loss.For people with an AIDS-defining illness, treatment may be started at any CD4 count. For Herpes infection, this decision may be influenced by the severity of the infection and should be individualized.... Read more »

herpes virus 6

my question is concerning the lesser known herpes virus type 6, my health is a bit complicated as i am recovering and now getting well from several years of chronic fatigue syndrome, during this ilness i had a mono type viral infection caused by...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...viruses. In infants and young children, it can cause exanthema subitum (Roseola infantum) and flu-like illnesses with fever and rash. In people with normal immune systems, HHV6 causes no symptoms. There are many, many, many viruses out there,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...brought to the attention of your health provider. Common symptoms of IRIS include fever, swollen lymph nodes, skin lesions and rashes, changes in breathing, pneumonia, hepatitis, abscesses and eye inflammation. Although less common, some people... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...do as well as HIV+ men. Although treatment seemsto work as well in women, in some cases, the side effects may differ: Rashes: Researchers say that HIV+ womenare more likely than men to experience skin rashes from HIV medications. Liver... Read more »
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IS a rash from Herpes the same as a open ulcer?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Whne they say herpes outbreak can give a route for infection with hiv does that include a rash from it or the open uclerations that sometimes occur? Read more »

elisas negativos y herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...el periodo ventana por el herpes. Tambien les cuento que tuve sintomas de primoinfeccion diarrea 2 dias febricula faringitis rash en la cara y lengua blanca.Ahora estoy sumamente angustiado y no se que hacer!! Gracias de antemano. Read more »

herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...would a herpes rash disapear after a day ? Read more »

Rash on skin of penis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi All, After having sex with a sex worker I got a rash on my penis. Is a rash on the skin/shaft of the penis an indication of acute HIV infection? I have been getting a rash on the Read more »