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What Kind Of Medication Does A Doctor Prescribe For Shingles

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...chickenpox could become infected with herpes zoster and develop chickenpox. They should avoid contact with the shingles rash or with anything that may have touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat shingles. They include anti-herpes drugs, and several types of treatment for pain. Antiviral drugs: The standard treatment for shingles is the drug acyclovir, which can be given...
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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 »

Should I be taking any medication for shingles?

Hi, Thank you for any help you may provide. I was recently diagnosed as being HIV+. My T-cell count is around 680. I have recently been feeling some itching which led to scabbing on my buttocks. My inner thighs had the same blisters which now...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...from the internet. If the rash is on both sides of your body (or scrotum), it's usually not shingles.Before one talks about medications, the real issue would be to get a definitive diagnosis. So, contact your doctor and have her or him examine... Read more »

First claim of aids cure from the scientific community and qualified medical doctors! (BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT,"FUNCTIONAL CURE"

Hi Dr. Bob,While I dont have hiv nor have been at risk, I follow your posts just for your great sense of humour and expert knowledge.Anyway, the news just broke that German doctors have had a breakthrough which might be a big step in finding a CURE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...virtually immune to HIV. The mutation prevents a molecule called CCR5 from appearing on the surface of cells. CCR5 acts as a kind of door for the virus. Since most HIV strains must bind to CCR5 to enter cells, the mutation bars the virus from... Read more »

HIV and Shingles

I am 28, male.I had shingles on my left arm 16 months ago. I was immediately asked to go for rapid HIV test. I tested negative.Before that I never had sex with anybody; never used needle for drugs...meaning- no potential exposure.The doctor kept me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If you had no potential HIV exposure, you have absolutely no reason to fear HIV or get an HIV test. The pediatrician was an incompetent moron. Your anxiety and intermittent HIV fears are completely unwarranted. You don't need another HIV test,... Read more »
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The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...infections.These are called opportunisticinfections (OIs) because they take advantage of the body's weakeneddefenses. HIV Reduces the Type of CD4 Cells In a healthy immune system, there are different types of CD4 cells thatfight different... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...antiretroviral therapy should be continued. What Problems Can Occur? Immune restoration syndrome has been linked with the following types of infections or inflammation: Cytomegalovirus: The first cases of immune restoration syndrome... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Selzentry

... Common Name: maraviroc (formerly UK-427,857) Brand Name: Selzentry Class: CCR5 antagonist (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: without food, with no food restrictions. The recommended dose varies depending on other Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...inflammation is normal and healthy. By contrast, chronic inflammation persists over time. In this case, your body shifts the types of cells that are present. This causes a situation where cells and tissues are healed and destroyed at the same... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... 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 with bumps). I am terrified 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 »

chrisbadmushroom wrote this is this true

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...the continuous pain!!..and my t-cells are dropping. Would you treat?? I hope I do not scare everybody/Regards. this is the kind of stuff that makes the worried well, well worried Read more »