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What Is Shingles Caused By

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Lipodystrophy causing nerve compression and shingles?

Hello,I have mild lipoatrophy in my buttocks and thighs and I wondered if the added sitting pressure on the nerves in those areas could cause a shingles outbreak because you are basically disturbing the nerves in those areas. I've been very...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...they lose the "cushion" of buttock fat due to fat loss associated with HIV or its treatment. I am not aware of that triggering shingles in the involved nerves though that may be possible. If any reader has had experience with that or knows of a... Read more »

Can worry cause shingles ?

What's the chance that an HIV neg. person would develop Shingles seven days after having risky... Read more »

referance shingles

hellow Dr. Henry could you please tell me if having shingles can cause long term effects in the... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...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 (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

...reduce the incidence of painful shingles outbreaks by 55 percent, even in the oldest populations. The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and shingles, and can remain dormant in a person's body for decades before erupting. The most severe... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...the immune system is responding to specific germs. Before HIV treatment, there might have been no response to these germs because the immune system was too weak. Even in patients who develop immune restoration syndrome, antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital 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 are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open.... Read more »
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Can I get Shingles from another Poz guy if I had ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can I get shingles from another poz person even if I already had them myself in the past??? Read more »

testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...you knew whether i got the shingles from being so sick the past month or if it could be from something else, such as hiv....cause i live with someone who is infected and i am very scared!! please answer me if you can....thank you!! Read more »

Still Worried

Posted by bashy, 3 Replies
...I have been tested negative out to 3.5 years but six months ago i was diagnosed with shingles and only yesterday i was diagnosed with oral thrush, these symptoms just evoke my anxities. Ive 1 pcr, 4 duo tests and 10 antibody Read more »

shingles?

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 Read more »