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What Kind Of Doctor Diagnoses Shingles

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...rash goes away within a few weeks, but in some cases, severe pain can last for months or even years. This condition is called "post herpetic neuralgia." Shingles and HIV Shingles is not one of the infections that leads to a diagnosis of AIDS. Shingles can occur in people with HIV shortly after they start taking strong antiviral medications. These cases of shingles are believed to be a sign of immune restoration syndrome (see Fact...
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too many health problems cropping up

Hello there,I was diagnosed in February 2009 and have most likely been HIV+ for 3 years. My CD4 is 830, compared to 700 in February and viral load remains at 4000. I am not taking ARV medication. The past year however has been a catalogue of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you are merely being hypervigilant about your various ailments in light of your relatively new HIV diagnosis. See your general medical doctor for evaluation and treatment of your non-HIV-related problems. Dr. Bob Read more »

Just diagnosed and also have shingles please answer!

I am 22 year old male in the UK and have just had the devastating news that I am HIV+. I wouldn't say I deserve it but it is my own fault and I hope I can get through it. I don't plan to let it control my life completely.I had a test one year ago...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...fail or etaing right and keepingf your monitoring visits.To try to answer your questions, which are all excellent:1) Having shingles does not necessarily mean that your counts will be very low. After all people without HIV get shingles all the... Read more »

Please Doctor! I am sure Hep C has affected tests.

What exactly is Acute Hep C, because I am pretty confident that is what I had that made me so sick after my snorting incident. This would also account for the weight loss, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, extreme nausea, I felt like I was dying for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lost 15-20 pounds mostly in my face, arms and legs. I have night sweats, headaches, major abdominal pains, in addition I was diagnosed by my doctor with shingles. My stomach hurts all the time and I feel nauseated and it hurts a lot after I eat.... Read more »

Shingles and New Medication

Hey, I'm a male, 25 years old, lead a healthy lifestyle, etc. I was diagnosed today with Shingles and given medication to fix that. My doctor told me that there is a possibility that this is an opportunistic infection as a result of a low CD4...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Shingles is a reactivation of a chronic Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV) infection. This virus becomes dormant after an initial presentation Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

... they started HIV treatment. See Fact Sheet 504 for more information on CMV. In some cases, these patients had not been diagnosed with CMV before they started HIV treatments. Doctors concluded that these patients were infected with CMV... Read more »
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New to all of this.....

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...Hi there. I am recently diagnosed, and wanted to reach out to speak out to others. Basically, I was diagnosed very late, i.e. with the following labs: Viral Read more »

Puzzled

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would PN at 11 weeks after infection be fairly inconsistant? What I am experiencing started a few days ago and began with tingling feet and arms (not hands). All limbs had pins and needles later that night, at the same time. Since then I have had... Read more »

does any one know where to send blood

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 6 Replies
...I need to know if anyone knows where to get tested for type O and N or any other weird strains of HIV I have many symptoms but continue to test negative even though I have stuff like persistent Read more »

just diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...a long way coz i know much more about the virus now.or if anyone cld give me their email add? ciao, laters, please say me a kind word, i need it desperately! Read more »