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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...herpes can infect the facial or 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...
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SHINGLES AND CD4 COUNT.

Hello There, Doctor.I have developed a case of shingles since 7 days ago with the typical burning sensation, etc.. I got the skin lesions on my left arm and my Dr. prescribed 1 mg of acyclovir twice daily and cream on the lesions. My last labs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with your HIV/AIDS, as your counts are reasonable and viral load, undetectable. Shingles outbreaks limited to one side of the body and one specific area ("dermatome") are the "usual" type. In patients with deficient immune systems, shingles often... Read more »

brain shingles

can you get them ?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This particular Body Forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy). Read more »

Shingles

I've been Hiv+ for 19 years never taken any meds and my T-cells and viral load vary from 225 T-Cells to over 626 in a year. Viral load slowly creeping up.In the the last year I've had a bout with shingles twice! I'm not stressed am calm Why?Is their...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Shingles is a skin condition consisting of painful blisters that occur in one area of the body (dermatome). It is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox, and it only occurs in people Read more »

Shingles and New Medication

Hey, I'm a male, 25 years old, lead a healthy lifestyle, etc. I was diagnosed today with Shingles and given medication to fix that. My doctor told me that there is a possibility that this is an opportunistic infection as a result of a low CD4...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Shingles is a reactivation of a chronic Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV) infection. This virus becomes dormant after an initial presentation Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

...even in the oldest populations. The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and shingles, and can remain dormant in a person's body for decades before erupting. The most severe complication is post-herpetic neuralgia, in which the virus causes... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...recovery syndrome." Some patients developed fever and swollen lymph nodes. Others had inflammation in various parts of their bodies. These problems showed up after the patients had a large increase in their CD4 counts (see Fact Sheet 124 )... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, April 27, 2010

... Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, April 27, 2010 April 27, 2010 Visit the Forums "Hot Topics" Library Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...Taking Care of Yourself References What is Immune Reconstitution? HIV can damage your immune system and decrease your body's natural abilityto fight infections. Immune reconstitution or restoration refers to: Improving the... Read more »
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shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
...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 scare~~~what can i do? does... Read more »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 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 Read more »

Can I get Shingles from another Poz guy if I had ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can I get shingles from another poz person even if I already had them myself in the past??? Read more »

shingles?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...which i did not argue, but while changing him in sexual positions i did noticed that the shingles were in his ankles, and other body parts. i may have contact it, touch it. i did used protection while having sex, he performed oral sex on me, less... Read more »