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What Are Shingles And How Are They Diagnosed

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Just diagnosed and also have shingles please answer!

I am 22 year old male in the UK and have just had the devastating news that I am HIV+. I wouldn't say I deserve it but it is my own fault and I hope I can get through it. I don't plan to let it control my life completely.I had a test one year ago...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...fail or etaing right and keepingf your monitoring visits.To try to answer your questions, which are all excellent:1) Having shingles does not necessarily mean that your counts will be very low. After all people without HIV get shingles all the... Read more »

diagnosed with shingles at 11

I am 26 years old and have had attacks of pain from shingles since i was 11. the attacks usually... Read more »

Shingles & Hearing Loss

I have been HIV positive for 1 year, on Atripla viral load is undectable and CD4 at 208. Last week... Read more »
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Just Diagnosed Frequently Asked Questions

...greatly reduce the normal life expectancy that is being quoted for people with HIV? I was diagnosed with HIV, with thrush and shingles. My viral load is now less than 75 and my CD4 count is 900. Should I have been given an AIDS diagnosis? What... Read more »
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...leukoencephalopathy (caused by the JC virus) TB, or Mycobacterium tuberculosis How Is It Diagnosed? A differential diagnosis is normally used to identify IRIS. This is when the diagnosis is narrowed down from a list of possibilities... Read more »
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Posted by bashy, 3 Replies
...I have been tested negative out to 3.5 years but six months ago i was diagnosed with shingles and only yesterday i was diagnosed with oral thrush, these symptoms just evoke my anxities. Ive 1 pcr, 4 duo tests and 10 antibody Read more »

New to all of this.....

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...would mind answering the following questions: 1) What your labs when you were first diagnosed? 2) How did you cope with your diagnosis? 3) What regimen did you commence therapy with, and how did you tolerate the side effects (Probably my most... Read more »

Oral sex with a young guy who has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...dating scene. I've been sexually active with a 28 year old male in the last several weeks, and he was diagnosed with a case of shingles last week. I thought it odd that an otherwise healthy 28 year old would develop a case of shingles, and... Read more »

shingles

Posted by tboy, 2 Replies
... last week I was diagnosed with shingles. I didn't get nearly the attention of the doctors or information I needed. Oh sure I recieved a prescription Read more »