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What Happens When Shingles Gets In The Brain

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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
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 »

brain shingles

i have a frind in the hosp. with brain shingles and hiv+. will he survive? before he was not into... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and the Brain: The Need for More Research and Boosting the Brain

When the AIDS pandemic first appeared in North America, doctors were puzzled by the sight of previously healthy young men who had inexplicably developed one or more life-threatening infections. They quickly established that these infections... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and the Brain

Introduction Spectrum of Conditions Changing Epidemiology Opportunistic Illnesses in the Brain Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Neurocognitive Risk Factors HIV in the Brain Diagnostic Challenges Role of ART Drug Penetration ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Good for the Brain -- Advice From Neuroscientists

According to Mark Mattson, Ph.D., chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Maryland, research on animals and with HIV-negative people has found that regular exercise can do the following: improve... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and the Brain

Table of Contents Introduction HIV-Associated Brain Problems Diagnosing HAND Treatment for HAND Help for Memory Problems Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The brain is a very important organ. It controls every function in our... 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, 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 »

where is the disconnect in out brains?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have been on this board for about 2 years now. i had a "scare" or what i perceived to be a scare or high risk and i am neg. before my scare, i never thought about me getting anything, now i have a new outlook on everything.
i know what i did and... Read more »

Insane in the Brain

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello All==

I posted last week "Flipping!! Broken Condom!!". I am still trying to cope with what happened. I have since talked to the person it happened with who proceeded to tell me that they do blood tests at his place of employment b/c he is... Read more »