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What Can I Do To Protect Myself From Shingles

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Shingles, magnetic couple, concerned for boyfriend

Dr. Bob, Thank you for your help and for your advise. Your answers have been very helpful and comforting for me since I was diagnosed a year ago.My question relates to shingles. I am 45, 480 CD4, 36,000 v.l., not on medications yet. I think I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...decrease the severity and shorten the time course of the eruption for active shingles. There is also a vaccine available to protect those who don't already have immunity.Il n'y a pas de quoi! A bientot!Dr. Bob Read more »

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... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

... What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...(increases in CD4 cellcounts) and a delay in disease progression with the use of HIV drugs. Bykeeping HIV under control, these drugs protect the immune system from furtherdamage and allow it to repair itself instead of constantly fighting offHIV.... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 than 2 minutes, that was the only contact i had with... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...bad sinus infection. when i went to the dr., i had this rash on my underarm/side and my dr. told me that it was shingles. i just wanted to know if any of you knew whether i got the shingles from being so sick the past month or if it... Read more »


Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
...have had sex with two people in the past six weeks. With both guys I performed oral sex on them (without ejaculation) and had protected intercourse with them. With one of them, a small amount of his semen got in my eye when he ejaculated. Both... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello, About 6 months ago I had protected vaginal sex with a married man.....but unprotected oral (stupid!) sex. The man said he was tested for HIV as part of his invitro Read more »