What Is The Method Of Transmission For Shingles
Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
Ask the Experts
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillHepatitis C (HCV) is transmitted through exposure to blood. Anyone who has ever used intravenous drugs, even once, or had a blood transfusion before 1992 is at risk. There is a small risk of acquiring HCV through sexual contact but certainly not... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationG'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 »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Yep, you can stop worrying. Not all cases of shingles are related to HIV. In fact, the great majority are not! I totally agree with your infectious diseases doctor. The 12-week negative ELISA is absolutely conclusive. You do not have HIV. The... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Healthy but Extremely Stressed-Out 45-year-old Male Athlete,ELISA testing three months or more after a potential exposure is considered definitive. Shingles does not automatically mean you have HIV disease. In fact, the vast majority of cases... Read more »
Connect With Others
Posted by bradfordCondoms: Our most trusted method to prevent HIV infection and AIDS!
These three words echo around the world AIDS CRISIS WORSENS!
40 million people infected worldwide
o37.2 million adults
o2.2 million children under 15
In 2004, 4.8 million people were... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHi here is my sad little story and my request for some direction. Had unprotected vaginal intercourse a month ago with a gal whose status I dont know and cannot find out.
Two days later went to a Planned Parenthood in the city I was visiting and got... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI just had a one time exposure I guess you could say. Unprotected vaginal intercourse with my ex boyfriend.
Last I knew, when he tested in early March, he was HIV negative. But then again, who knows (if anything) has happened since then. I don't... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 3 Repliesall the information out there is so confusing and contradictory.
i tested positive recently (ELISA & WB), my boyfriend tested negative on ELISA. we still have another 2 1/2 months to go for his 3 month test. we're both freaking out about his... Read more »
Guides for People With HIV