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Shingles Starting Treatment & Queen Issues (SHINGLES AND HIV, 2009) (WHEN TO START ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Three weeks ago I came down with Shingles. A small patch on the back of my neck and a little across my chest all on the left side. I went to my local GP and he gave me Valtrex ( the 7 day shingle pack)Since then the pain has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
G'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 »

ARV treatment after shingles?

I was diagnosed in 2004.Two months ago i suffered from Herpes Zoster and my cd4 was 394 and VL... Read more »

Stopped treatment and shingles outbreak

Hi Doc,I was on Combivir & Stocrin for about 6 years and have been undetectable all these... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Drug Administration Approves Once-a-Day Pill for HIV

Gilead Science's once-a-day HIV treatment that combines four HIV drugs into one tablet has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Gilead says Stribild, previously known as Quad, will cost about $28,500 a year. Stribild is the third... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Healthful Food Could Be Key in Treatment: HIV/AIDS

HIV patients who have inadequate access to nutritious food are more likely to face hospitalizations and emergency room (ER) visits than those who have enough to eat, according to a recent study. In San Francisco, 56 percent of HIV-positive patients... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Food Shortages Pose Obstacles to HIV/AIDS Treatment in Haiti

Many HIV-positive people in Haiti face challenges in adhering to their antiretroviral drug regimens because of a lack of food throughout the country, IRIN/ PlusNews reports. According to IRIN/ PlusNews , antiretrovirals are more effective and... Read more »
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shingles

Posted by tboy, 3 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 to sleep and my leg looks... Read more »

My sister is HIV+ and has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was just wondering if anyone had experience with HIV and shingles. She's been fighting the shingles now for about 5 months and they'll just start to go away and then come back again. She was very thin for a while, but looked really good and had... Read more »

Shingles_ARS_HIV-

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had shingles about a month after a sexual experience. I also had other ars symptoms along with really dark urine. I have tested 3 times for Hep and Hiv- 1 month 6.5 weeks and 9 weeks- all negaitive. My Doc seems sure I have nothing to worry... Read more »

Shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am currently suffering from shingles 2 weeks after unprotected vaginal sex (i am male) with someone whos hiv status i do not know. The symptoms begain 1 and a half weeks after the possible exposure. I am very concerned - how concerned should i be?

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