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What Are The Different Types Of Herpes Zosters Or Shingles

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...chickenpox could become infected with herpes zoster and develop chickenpox. They should avoid contact with the shingles rash or with anything that may have touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat shingles. They include anti-herpes drugs, and several types of treatment for pain. Antiviral drugs: The standard treatment for shingles is the drug acyclovir, which can be given...
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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
...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 is much more extensive (beyond era single isolated... Read more »

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 »

Shingles vaccine and Meds

Hello and thanks for all the valuable information.I'm taking Atripla - cd's are 550 and no viral load - positive for 20 years - meds for last 18 months. I'm in great shape, running, cycling and working out. Two of my 7 siblings and my father have...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...certainly be preferred if possible. Most likely you would make a reasonable protective response to the vaccineHope this helpsKind regardsGraeme Moyle 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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AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...antiretroviral therapy should be continued. What Problems Can Occur? Immune restoration syndrome has been linked with the following types of infections or inflammation: Cytomegalovirus: The first cases of immune restoration syndrome... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...advantage of the body's weakeneddefenses. HIV Reduces the Type of CD4 Cells In a healthy immune system, there are different types of CD4 cells thatfight different diseases. As HIV progresses and kills off CD4 cells, some typesof CD4 cells can... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...inflammation is normal and healthy. By contrast, chronic inflammation persists over time. In this case, your body shifts the types of cells that are present. This causes a situation where cells and tissues are healed and destroyed at the same... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Selzentry

...or soon to be, approved drugs however, have dimmed some of the initial enthusiasm for this drug. Viral tropism refers to the types of HIV that a person can have: CCR5-tropic (R5) virus and CXCR4-tropic (X4) virus. (Tropism is pronounced with a... 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 »

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 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 »

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 »