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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...HIV increases the risk of complications from shingles. These include pain (post herpetic neuralgia.) Also, if you notice any blurred vision, see your health care provider immediately. Also, as more people with HIV reach higher ages, they may be more likely to develop shingles. How Is It Transmitted? Shingles can only occur after someone has had chickenpox. If someone who has already had chickenpox comes into contact with the fluid from...
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Shingles with past "low risk" exposures (SHINGLES, 2010)

Thanks for reading my question, by the looks of your site you are all VERY busy. My concern is this. I am a 43yo male who has had exposures in my recent past with guys, oral only. I usually just recieve, but on occasion have given. I have never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question is that i have recently come down with shingles.. this is exactly six month post my encounter with a sex worker in a massage parlor. she took the condom out of her pocket of the smock she was wearing so i didnt see it come out of a... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my shoulder. I got tested for HIV the same day but I feel like these are longest 2 weeks of my life. I haven't been sick nor have I had any abnormal female...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question is that i have recently come down with shingles.. this is exactly six month post my encounter with a sex worker in a massage parlor. she took the condom out of her pocket of the smock she was wearing so i didnt see it come out of a... Read more »

should I start med with 8ooo vdl (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

I have been recently diagnose hiv My wife tested neg I would like to know should I begin med now with vidal 856 or waituntil they go down
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Summaries appear below."When To Start Antiretroviral Therapy: Ready When You Are?:" Although the results of Kitahata's study are "striking," they "cannot be considered definitive evidence that everyone with HIV should start receiving... Read more »

CD4 below 400 and platelets at 50000

Hello!My 28-year-old bf has been hiv positive for 20 months.His first tests (January 2008) : VL 10000 and CD4 840.He has blood taken for tests every 4 months since.His latest tests (May 2009) :CD4 below 400 said the doctor, although his VL has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Summaries appear below. "When To Start Antiretroviral Therapy: Ready When You Are?:" Although the results of Kitahata's study are "striking," they "cannot be considered definitive evidence that everyone with HIV should start receiving... Read more »
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HIV and Aging

...The Aging HIV Population Is Growing HIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impacts people of all ages, including older people (age 50 and over). Issues related to HIV and older people are receiving more and more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...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 estimates that there are 1 million new genital herpes infections each year.... Read more »
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Norvir

...as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. Approved for children ages one month and older. Liquid formula available, but tastes unbelievably horrific. AWP: $308.60 / for 30 capsules,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...that had not previously been diagnosed. Fact Sheets 506 and 507 have more information about hepatitis. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Herpes Simplex outbreaks. Fact Sheet 509 has more information on shingles. Fact Sheet 508 ... Read more »
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shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
help!!! i had shingle few weeks ago but it seems recovered,however,i today felt that i have the same symptom of developing shingle the other side of my body!!! will this happen this way? anyone had this situation before? please~~~~i'm so... Read more »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 Replies
...pink rash which is itchy with bumps). I am terrified of HIV. I am only 30 years old and 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... Read more »

Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...symptoms have also improved within the last 2 days. If PN is reaching my arms and upper legs, this would indicate advanced nerve damage yes? And if this is true wouldn't I the symptoms only get worse from here on out, not better? And would... 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 »