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What Do Doctors Give You For Shingles

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...famciclovir and valacyclovir are taken three times each day, compared to five times for acyclovir. All of these drugs work best when they are started within the first three days after the shingles pain begins. Nerve blockers: Doctors often prescribe various pain medications for people with shingles. Because the pain of shingles can be so intense, researchers have looked for other ways to block the pain. Injections of anesthetic drugs...
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Husband and Wife and Shingles

Dr.My wife has recently had shingles; the doctor she saw advised an HIV screening. We have been together for nine years and I have had no other sexual partners; she had one five years ago and said it was protected sex. I have been frequently...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The vast majority of cases of shingles have absolutely nothing to do with HIV. Your doctor should have told you this rather than just scaring the bejesus out of you! If indeed you and your wife have essentially no risk Read more »

shingles

Hi I have a question about shingles. My partner and I have been together 5 years and we are both hiv positive, and two weeks ago we had anal sex and I ejackulated in him and then 1 day later he got shingles, he went to the doctor and got on medicine...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You cannot give your partner shingles. It is a infection caused by a virus that is dormant inside nerve cells. With an immune impairment such as that caused by HIV, Read more »

Shingles at 31 years old?

Is it common for someone is their 30s to get shingles without having HIV?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is unusual for a person in their 30's who is otherwise healthy to have an outbreak of shingles. For this reason, doctor's who encounter a person like you usually assess the person for HIV risk and possibly recommend HIV testing if there is any... Read more »

shingles for long time

My friend has a rash on the medial side of her leg which extends from the knee to the ancle ( looks like it fallow medial cutaneous nerve of the leg which is branch of saphenous nerve). It looks like shingles and she was told by a doctor that it was...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Shingles will eventually go away on its own, so I wonder if your friend really has something else. It usually takes no more than a few Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

...more information on CMV. In some cases, these patients had not been diagnosed with CMV before they started HIV treatments. Doctors concluded that these patients were infected with CMV before their HIV treatment. However, their immune systems... Read more »
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Viracept

...or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and upper back), onset of new cases or worsening of diabetes (see your doctor promptly), and increased bleeding in hemophiliacs. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) may occur as... Read more »
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Invirase

...or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and upper back), onset of new cases or worsening of diabetes (see your doctor promptly) and increased bleeding in hemophiliacs. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) may occur as... Read more »
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Atripla

...one pill in the works; see Intelence. Please see package insert for more complete potential side effects and interactions. Doctor Atripla (tenofovir/emtricitabine/efavirenz) was approved for once-daily dosing for HIV infection in 2006. This... Read more »
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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 with bumps). I am terrified Read more »

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 tboy, 2 Replies
... last 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 Read more »