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What Kind Of Pain Is Associated With 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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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
...Your constant sore throat and green nasal discharge, for instance, are suggestive of a sinus infection, not HIV. HIV can be associated with some rheumatological problems; however, your sciatica and right elbow pain are not suggestive of an... 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
...psychiatrist. You don't mention which drugs you snorted or how often you use recreational drugs, but many "party drugs" can be associated with psychological sequelae, including paranoia. Again, psychiatric evaluation and treatment may well help.I... Read more »

LIFE and DEATH! I need you DR Frascino

About six months ago in the summer I noticed all of the sudden that I ran out of breath really easily when exercising. I coach girls soccer and really noticed I was having some issues. I also started getting a lot of nosebleeds. In addition I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...psychiatrist. You don't mention which drugs you snorted or how often you use recreational drugs, but many "party drugs" can be associated with psychological sequelae, including paranoia. Again, psychiatric evaluation and treatment may well help.I... Read more »

joint pains associated with atripla

I have been on atripla for 4 years now and wonder if it can cause problems with joints in legs, hips and hands as i have expeinced arthritis like symptoms in my hands and popping hips and grinding sounds in knees.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge the components of Atripla have not been clearly linked to polyarticular arthritis involving the large joints (arthritis is fairly common in general population so can be hard to link a drug to such symptoms in isolated cases). I would... Read more »
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Selzentry

...point of entry for the virus. (The co-receptor inhibitors are also 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... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...I tell the difference between IRIS symptoms and side effects from the HIV drugs? Is there a regimen I can take that is less associated with IRIS? Can starting HIV therapy make my herpes (or other infection) worse? How do we manage that? ... Read more »
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Crixivan

...your health care provider immediately. An increase in bilirubin (a test of liver function) has been reported, but it is not associated with liver problems. It may sometimes cause yellowing of the skin or eyes. As seen with other protease... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...tests measure tiny electrical currents in nerves and muscles. The amount or speed of these electric signals drops with different types of PN. However, many patients with PN are not diagnosed correctly. How Is It Treated? Talk to your health... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »