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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...face, neck, and scalp, in and around the ear, or at the tip of the nose. Shingles outbreaks are almost always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched, someone with shingles might develop a skin infection. This could require treatment with antibiotics...
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Recurrence of Shingles

Dr. Joseph, Have you ever seen a case of Shingles lasted more than 1 month?! if yes in HIVer what about others who are HIV negative? Why do they keep having Shingles? my cousin is getting Shingles all the time and he is HIV negative, we don't have...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...the effect of the virus on the skin cells under the microscope. The lesions of shingles can take a while to heal (they first blister than become pustules then crust over and can stay awhile while they are healing). The sores can remain raw if... 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 I was diagnosed with shingles all of them are on right side of face however. I am taking Acylovir but this morning I woke up and cannot hear out of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The initial neurologic symptoms from an acute shingles attack often will reverse over time but they can persist. You may want to keep your HIV specialist informed of the situation Read more »

referance shingles

hellow Dr. Henry could you please tell me if having shingles can cause long term effects in the spine area if shingles are along that area of the back
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...can result in peristent severe pain which often can be in the distribution area of the original herpes zoster (shingles) rash/blisters. KH Read more »

Recently stopped meds(2 weeks ago), starting to get "things", ie:(shingles, thrush, etc.)

I recently stopped meds due to, too many side effects. However, I am scared now because of the fact that I have had a breakout of shingles(w/ great dibilitating pain), on my left buttocks. I have had shingles at least 11 x's during my 20 yrs w/...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Dear Dave in Rochester, In general, I wouldn't necessarily tie the discontinuation of your HIV medications with the onset of shingles-- not an absolute, but it be less usual.On the other hand, discontinuation of your preventive acyclovir can... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Aptivus

...using Aptivus if rash appears with joint pain or stiffness, throat tightness, generalized itching, muscle aches, fever, redness, blisters, or peeling of the skin, and call your health care provider right away. Other side effects may include... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Fuzeon

...inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: To date, none that are clinically... 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 Read more »

shingles?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can you get shingles in roof of mouth? I had a big like blisteron the roof of my mouth but it was like a water blister like when you get burned and then I popped and it hurts like crazy! Then 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 »