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What Kind Of Medication Is Used To Treat Shingles

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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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Can Prescription Drugs or Supplements, Vitamins effect HIV Test Results?

Hi Dr. Bob,I sent you an e-mail last week. I'm the one who performed CPR on the AIDS Victim at an accident scene. I performed the CPR on July 25th and went to my health department on October 25th ( exactly 3 months ) to have the blood test done. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...There is no reason to second guess your definitively negative HIV-antibody test results. Neither vitamins nor medications to treat shingles will affect the validity of your HIV-antibody test. No additional HIV testing is warranted. If you... Read more »

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
...the immune system became deficient (yours is not), illnesses like shingles can become more severe, widespread and difficult to treat. Again, this is not the case with you. Most likely you are merely being hypervigilant about your various ailments... Read more »

When can i start taking any kind of treatment?

Hi Dr Francisco, i tested +ve 2 months back, my CD4 count was 1196, i need to find out do start taking any treatment or anything as i intend to stay healthy and live longer.Kind regardsTS
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...starting treatment. In the commentary, the authors suggested randomized trials that take into consideration such issues in both types of settings (Reuters, 4/8). Earlier Antiretroviral Treatment Could Reduce Risk of Death in HIV-Positive People,... 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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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 »
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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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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as a result of drug resistance. Drug resistance testing: laboratory... Read more »
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Combination Medications

...than one medication in a single pill. These combinations are referred to as fixed-dose combinations, or FDCs. The first FDC to treat HIV was Combivir by ViiV Healthcare. Combivir contains two nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors.... Read more »
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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 »

shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
help!!! i had shingle few weeks ago but it seems recovered,however,i today felt that i have the same symptom of developing shingle the other side of my body!!! will this happen this way? anyone had this situation before? please~~~~i'm so... Read more »

holly crap batman

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 3 Replies
...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 »

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 »