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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

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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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 = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 5 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 of HIV. I am only 30... 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 I broke out with genital herpes I got this years ago and... Read more »
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tired of shingles

In November I had my first boat of shingles. It was a nightmare, because I didn't go on medicine until 7 days later. In February it came back, but I started the medicine right away. After 10 days I went off the medicine, and it came back agin !...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Don't wean yourself off the acyclovir until your doctor thinks it's wise to do so. While 10 days is what most people need, you may need to be on medication longer than that. You wantto avoid getting shingles again while you're... Read more »

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
Hello,The vast majority of cases of shingles have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS. See below. Regarding your HIV test results, the CDC guidelines indicate HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be... Read more »

Im HIV positive and scared about whats happening to me

I dont know whats happening to me, I've been positive for 6 months and i had thought my sero conversion was over but i keep getting blisters in my mouth on my back and chest on my legs between my toes and on my palms; I cant keep going to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately, I can't diagnose the cause of your rash over the Internet.You are HIV positive and your insurance company dropped you???? That's immoral and unconscionable! I'm sure there is a special place in hell reserved for... Read more »

Shingles and HIV

Is it normal for shingles to happen early on in the course of HIV infection and then have nothing else happen for 5 to ten years? ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Shingles is VERY common in HIV'ers. Shingles can indeed happen early in the course of HIV infection.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/PlusNews Examines Stigma Surrounding HIV-Positive Pregnant Women

IRIN/ PlusNews on Monday examined the stigma some pregnant women living with HIV face, particularly in Southern Africa. According to a study of U.S. women living with HIV released at the XVII International AIDS Conference last year, about 50% of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Harare, Zimbabwe, Maternity Clinics Reportedly Conducting Compulsory HIV/AIDS Tests on Pregnant Women

"In a move that is likely to raise the ire of HIV/AIDS activists, maternity clinics in [Harare] are conducting compulsory HIV/AIDS tests on pregnant women before they can register for delivery," the Zimbabwean reports, adding, "Scores of pregnant... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pregnant Woman Enrolled in NIH Study Died of Liver Failure Likely Caused by Antiretroviral Drug Nevirapine

An HIV-positive pregnant woman enrolled in a NIH study examining the ability of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission died of liver failure that likely was caused by the drug, the AP/ Las Vegas Sun ... Read more »