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Native American/Alaska Native Traditional Healing

What Is Native American Traditional Healing? Most Native American tribes have traditions about health and illness. In this fact sheet the term "Native American" is meant to include Native Americans and Alaska Natives. These traditions are not based on western science. Instead, they come from the tribe's beliefs about how individuals fit in the web of life. This web includes the tribe, all humanity, the earth, and the universe. Many healing...
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Re: Girlfriend has Shingles

Dr. Feinberg,I had a quick question about shingles. How long does it last? My girlfriend was told by the doctor she went to she had shingles, but in turn he wasn't 100 sure (why cultures weren't taken I'll never know). Anyway, it...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Shingles can involve a relatively small area, and can start healing after about a week. Shingles isn't easily diagnosed by culture, so don't be concerned that her doctor didn't do that.... Read more »

Shingles or Syphilis?

Hello everyone, a friend of mine has started breaking out with Rashes on one side of his body. It started with two bumps on his back. As they were healing, it had honey colored crust around the scabs. When they finally healed, a cluster of small...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,Sounds like your friend has shingles. Shingles is one of the very few things that causes a rash only on one side of the body.He should get in contact with his doctor or urgent care center.BY... Read more »

re: Shingles 3 weeks afterward

Dear Dr. Bob,Please read. (re: "Shingles 3 weeks afterwards" 06/08/04) I'm sorry to call upon you again but things have gotten worse. I saw a doctor about my symptoms particularly the aches and pains that I have been experiencing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Don,The only thing that has gotten worse is your OCD and irrational fears of a disease that you do not have. Dan, your risk was essentially nonexistent. In addition, you now have a negative HIV test. I fully realize that HIV tests are not... Read more »

Shingles 3 weeks afterwards.

Dear Dr. BobPlease read. I'm a 37 y/o married man. I went to asian massage parlor. At the end of the massage I told the woman to only wanted a hand job. However, her back was to me and I'm pretty sure she used her mouth on me for 5-10...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dan,Do I think you have a cause for concern about HIV infection? No, absolutely not. Hand jobs carry no HIV risk. Even if your Asian rub-a-dub-dub gal decided "to use her mouth for the 5-10 secs," as you mentioned, the HIV risk would be... Read more »
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Posted by LLsexyLL, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how to prevent getting shingles the second time. I had them Dec 2010 . Now my face has healed but I was told I can get them again.
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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 »


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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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had a sexual encounter yesterday with a guy who appeared to have shingles. when i asked him he said it was eczema, which i did not argue, but while changing him in sexual positions i did noticed that the shingles were in his ankles, and other body... Read more »