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What Is The Time Duration Of Shingles

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How long does shingles scars last?

I recently went through an outbreak of shingles... Its been 2.5 months and the scars are there as is the slight itchy sensation and burns from time to time... I am taking atripla as well... How long will this scar last? Well going to a tanning bed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Shingles (herpes zoster) can cause both scarring and ongoing post-herpetic neuropathy. Duration of those symptoms is highly variable but in some cases can last a long time and be very symptomatic (fortunately more often the Read more »

Shingles vaccine

Hi Dr. Would you recommend the shingles vaccine for an hiv+ male with a cd4 count around 750 and an... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my shoulder. I... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...been approved for the treatment of shingles: famciclovir and valacyclovir. Both famciclovir and valacyclovir are taken three times each day, compared to five times for acyclovir. All of these drugs work best when they are started within the first... Read more »
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Fuzeon

...abdomen. Can be taken with or without food, with no food restrictions. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $2,973.04 / month for 90 mg kit ... Read more »
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Atripla

...Viread]), once a day, on an empty stomach or with a light, low-fat snack. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. AWP: $1,755.50 / month Manufacturer contact: ... Read more »
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Invirase

...Invirase Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 500 mg film-coated tablets with 100 mg Norvir two times a day with food, or within two hours after a meal. Must be taken with Norvir. Take missed dose as soon as possible,... Read more »
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shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
...does this mean my cd4 had reached the minimum?? and if i have to start meds,i will have to be taking the meds EXACTLY the same time everyday??? please~~~~~~HELP ME!!! I don't wish to have shingle again!!! Read more »

Shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Someone told me that shingles is one of the first indications of being HIV positive. I had shingles in 2002, and has felt fine since then. Although I do occassionally Read more »

Starting over

Posted by Ronnie, 4 Replies
...with HIV has taken its toll on me. My relationship is still a mess, I'm terribly depressed and I've gone through two rounds of Shingles in as many months. I need to find my strength and get back out into the world. I've been homebound for 2... Read more »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 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 Read more »