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What Do Shingles Look Like On Your Face

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...itching, numbness, tingling or severe pain in a belt-like pattern on the chest, back, or around the nose and eyes. In rare cases, herpes can infect the facial or eye nerves. This can cause outbreaks around the mouth, on the 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....
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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 this. I am a 43yo male who has had exposures in my recent past with guys, oral only. I usually just recieve, but on occasion have given. I have never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to small amounts of precum.However, I was diagnosed with shingles (on my right chest with small outbreak on my neck and lower face). I know that shingles is an OI and am very concerned about this.I know oral, especially without ejaculation is low... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my shoulder. I got tested for HIV the same day but I feel like these are longest 2 weeks of my life. I haven't been sick nor have I had any abnormal female...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...small amounts of precum. However, I was diagnosed with shingles (on my right chest with small outbreak on my neck and lower face). I know that shingles is an OI and am very concerned about this. I know oral, especially without ejaculation is low... 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 »

Shingles

I'm a 21 year old gay male who has had some encounters of oral sex (receptive no ejaculation, insertive) and mutual masturbation/kissing. I have been with 8 guys, but only performed oral 6 of those times. I cannot think of a single time I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,What do I think? I think concerns about shingles and HIV now definitely qualify for QTND/ATNC status. See below. Stop worrying!Dr. BobHiv and Shingles (SHINGLES)Mar 18, 2007 Read more »
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...disease. Other possible side effects seen with protease inhibitors are lipodystrophy (body fat changes, including thinning of the face, arms and legs, with or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and upper back), onset of new cases... Read more »
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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 = 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, 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 »

Can I get Shingles from another Poz guy if I had ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can I get shingles from another poz person even if I already had them myself in the past??? Read more »