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What Is The Shingles Virus

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shingles virus

1. can you get Shingles more than once?2. if you've had Shingles, would the vaccine Zostavaxbe beneficial so not to get it again?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question:1) Yes, you can get shingles more than once...it arises from the varicella (chicken pox) virus that stays in our bodies for life and can reactivate under certain circumstances2) Having shingles is not reason not to receive Read more »

What ways can I spread shingles virus

I've recently got Shingles and on day 4 I had two doctors confirm it was shingles. Neither one... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

...zoster can 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...in peoplewith AIDS. The results were inconclusive. In one study, cat'sclaw speeded the healing of people with herpes simplex virus(cold sores or genital herpes) and herpes zoster virus(shingles). A company that makes a purified version of cat's... Read more »
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Selzentry

...called "antagonists," as in "CCR5 antagonist.") X4 virus is associated with advanced HIV disease. HIV infection may involve viruses that infect only CCR5 cells, only CXCR4, both of these types of cells (dual tropic), or a mix (mixed tropic). Most... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...lymph node comming and ging since but recently I have one on my left side of my neck again where the shingles were could the virus still be in my system and this is the reason for the most recent lymph node outbreak. It is a bit swollen and sore... Read more »

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 »

raltegravir questions please help me out here

Posted by themushroom, 2 Replies
...I am currently infected with a virus in the HIV family It is called Xenotropic murine leukemia virus related virus (XMRV) and is responsible for my HIV like illness 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 »