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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to occur in people with a weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV disease, and anyone over 50 years old. Herpes zoster lives in nerve tissue. Outbreaks of shingles start with 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...
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Herpes Zoster

Hello Dr. Joseph, I have three questions :1-Is Herpes Zoster considered as an HIV-related opportunistic infection?2- Does having frequent recurrence of Herpes Zoster means for sure HIV infection? ( I do have Zoster for 1 year now I am 29 years old...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Sorry to hear that you have suffered from herpes zoster (also known as shingles).Although zoster is more likely to occur in people with HIV it is not a condition that indicates AIDS. Read more »

Herpes Zoster ( Donation from the Middle East)

Hello Dr. Robert, I do really appreciate the work you do you are really a great person and I can't express my feelings towards you but you can say that I am one of your big fan. it's been a year since I started checking this site daily. Dr. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,First off, are you certain what you are experiencing is indeed herpes zoster (shingles)? I'd suggest you confirm the diagnosis with a dermatologist. Herpes zoster (varicella zoster virus, the chicken pox Read more »

herpes zoster

hola doctor tengo 26 aos y me diagnosticaron herpes zoster... lo que queria preguntarle es si tiene algo que ver con los primeros sintomas del hiv. quiero decir si por que me salio este herpes podria sealar que me contagie de hiv por favor necesito...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...Hola,Es verdad que el riesgo de desarrollar herpes zoster en las personas viviendo con VIH es entre 15 y 25 veces ms alto que el de las personas seronegativas. Sin embargo, claro que Read more »

SOY 0+ PODRIA DARME POR 2 VEZ HERPES ZOSTER

HACE UN AO ME DIO HEROEZ ZOSTER Y LA SEMANA PASADA SENTI LOS SINTOMAS OTRA VEZ FUY CON EL MEDICO DE MY TRABAJO Y ME DIJO QUE ERAN MIS NERVIOS PERO EL FIN DE SEMANA ME BROTO EL VIRUS EN MY PIEL QUE PUEDO TOMAR O UNAS INYECCIONES POR FAVOR SE PUEDE
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
...No es sorprendente: Contrariamente a los pacientes sin inmunodeficiencia, los portadores suelen tener recurrencias de herpes zoster (culebrilla). Hay terapias antivirales que tratan herpes zoster, tales como acyclovir, valacyclovir y famciclovir,... Read more »
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InfoRed SIDA

Herpes Zoster (Culebrilla)

... ¿Qué Es el Herpes Zoster? Herpes Zoster y VIH ¿Cómo Se Transmite? ¿Cómo Se Trata? ¿Se Puede Prevenir? En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

...A Kaiser Permanente study of Zostavax shows the vaccine against herpes zoster can reduce the incidence of painful shingles outbreaks by 55 percent, even in the oldest populations. The varicella zoster virus Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...of hepatitis C 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... Read more »
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Herpez Zoster

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Dr. Urkie, o los que sepan, hace unos 4 dias me ha salido en la espalda un herpes zoster recien diagnosticado hoy, estoy con tratamiento de Aciclovir y Ketorolaco; pero lo que me preocupa es que he leido que ese tipo Read more »

Living with HIV and Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey I want to hear from anyone thats living with HIV and Herpes how they have coped with the 2 and whether there is any link to Herpes increasing the rapid progression of HIV? 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. Read more »

Sintomas

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Por favor, alguien que me pueda informar. Mi caso es este: En Mayo tuve un pequeo episodio de Herpes Zoster, la cual fue tratada y superada adecuadamente. En Octubre empece con estornudo frecuentes y a inicios de este mes (noviembre) Read more »