What Can You Take After You Have Shingles To Keep From Getting It Again
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationG'day Aussie Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineGiven the negative ELISA tests at 3 1/2 and 5 months after exposure, I am not sure what an additional test at 6 months would gain. I would not pursue RNA/DNA testing. The negative ELISA tests performed are sufficient.MH... Read more »
North Shore University HospitalShingles lasting over one month would be very unusual. First thing would be to confirm that it is indeed shingles which can be done by obtaining a viral culture or (if not available) a scraping to look for the effect of the virus on the skin cells... Read more »
Washington University, St. Louis School of MedicineNo, you do not get HIV by touching the rash caused by Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV, the shingles virus). VZV is a herpes virus that causes two clinical diseases, chickenpox and shingles. One question I have is, why are you touching someone's... Read more »
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Posted by LLsexyLL, 2 RepliesDoes anyone know how to prevent getting shingles the second time. I had them Dec 2010 . Now my face has healed but I was told I can get them again.
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Posted by grcboy30, 5 RepliesHi 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 with bumps). I am terrified of HIV. I am only 30... Read more »
Posted by tboy, 3 Replieslast 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 but not much information. I'm taking acyclovir (sp?) It is painful to sleep and my leg looks... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyCan I get shingles from another poz person even if I already had them myself in the past??? Read more »
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