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What Can Trigger Shingles

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Reexposure to chicken pox a trigger for shingles?

In the last week I have heard two anecdotal accounts of PWA's having a shingles outbreak shortly after being exposed to a child with chicken pox. Everything I have read seems to indicate that if someone has a positive history of chicken pox and is...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I haven't seen this. You are correct that shingles results from reactivated chicken pox, and that HIV+s with a history of prior chicken pox do not have to be worried about exposure Read more »

Lipodystrophy causing nerve compression and shingles?

Hello,I have mild lipoatrophy in my buttocks and thighs and I wondered if the added sitting... Read more »

Do I have a serious problem?

Dear Dr. Joseph,I do appreciate your answers all the time you are really so kind and great person,... Read more »
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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 »
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Aptivus

...treatment of TB. It requires a reduced dose and frequency. Norvir and Aptivus capsules contain alcohol (but should not be enough to trigger relapse), so be cautious with Antabuse or Flagyl. Oral solution contains vitamin E; do not take with... Read more »
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Norvir

...blood levels of Norvir. Increases seen in Biaxin (clarithromycin) levels by 80%. Contains alcohol (but should not be enough to trigger relapse), so be cautious with Antabuse (disulfiram) or Flagyl (metronidazole) -- greatly hastens intoxication. ... Read more »
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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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SHINGLES -- PLEASE RESPOND

Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
...in my eye. Well, to put it mildly, I really freaked out and was a mess. Well a week after the last encounter, I developed a shingles lesion on my chin, which I know can be an indicator of HIV, so I freaked out even more. But from all the... Read more »

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

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 »