What A Shingles Rash Looks Like
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Does a routine case of shingles mean HIV??? No. A routine case of shingles means a routine case of shingles and nothing more. See below.Dr. Bobplease dr bob.. 3rd time askin.. am i still freakin or hiv? (SHINGLES)Feb 20, 2008 dr bob.. i have... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi Very Worried Young Man, (SHINGLES)This type of shingles question comes up so frequently it's become a QTND (Question That Never Dies) and now has an ATNC (Answer That Never Changes). See below. Your worries are unwarranted. However, your... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,The vast majority of cases of shingles have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS. See below. Regarding your HIV test results, the CDC guidelines indicate HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineShingles will eventually go away on its own, so I wonder if your friend really has something else. It usually takes no more than a few weeks to a month to clear in people with normal immune systems. I suggest that she see a dermatologist for a... Read more »
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Posted by grcboy30, 5 RepliesHi 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 »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI am concerned about infection.
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Posted by adams1, 4 RepliesOkay, so about a week ago I was curious about whether I could have been infected with HIV years ago and never knew it. My ultimate scare was a rash that appeared on my outer thigh. When I went to the doctor, he told me it looked like Shingles. He... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI'm HIV+ and I have a weird rash in my groin that won't go away. I've been to 3 different medical facilities and they just don't know what it is. I've gotten tested for STDs and such, and don't have any. It's was itchy and didn't hurt. Now it... Read more »
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