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What Location On The Body Does Shingles Occur

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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Hiv and Shingles (SHINGLES)

Hi Dr Bob,This site has to be the most humerous HIV site in the world - very refreshing. Anyway, here's my story. 6 months ago I made the biggest, drunken mistake of my life and had protected (condom), vaginal sex with a sex worker in a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Very Worried Young Man, (SHINGLES)This type of shingles question comes up so frequently it's become a QTND (Question That Never Dies) and now has an ATNC (Answer That Never Changes). See below. Your worries are unwarranted. However, your... Read more »

Shingles with past "low risk" exposures (SHINGLES, 2010)

Thanks for reading my question, by the looks of your site you are all VERY busy. My concern is this. I am a 43yo male who has had exposures in my recent past with guys, oral only. I usually just recieve, but on occasion have given. I have never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The vast majority of cases of shingles have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS. See below. Regarding your HIV test results, the CDC guidelines indicate HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be... Read more »

Does re-occuring shingles pose higher risk of KS?

Hi, I have not been on HIV meds yet but my recent counts indicate its a good idea (VL400,000/CD4 370)My question is that I've had shingles 4-5 times in the last 3years.How interrelated are shingles and KS?Do you know of any studies pointing to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Although both shingles and KS are causes by viruses, I am NOT aware of any relationship between the two. So the simple answer to your question is that you are NOT at an increased risk to get KS if you get shingles. In response to your second... Read more »

Shingles or Syphilis?

Hello everyone, a friend of mine has started breaking out with Rashes on one side of his body. It started with two bumps on his back. As they were healing, it had honey colored crust around the scabs. When they finally healed, a cluster of small...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,Sounds like your friend has shingles. Shingles is one of the very few things that causes a rash only on one side of the body.He should get in contact with his doctor or urgent care center.BY... Read more »
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Can I get Shingles from another Poz guy if I had ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can I get shingles from another poz person even if I already had them myself in the past??? Read more »

SHINGLES -- PLEASE RESPOND

Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
I hope someone will respond and let me know if I really have something to be worried about. I recently have had sex with two people in the past six weeks. With both guys I performed oral sex on them (without ejaculation) and had protected... Read more »

date and location in the title please!

Posted by bartleby
so if you are promoting the AIDS walk in new york city, your title would look something like this: "05/20/2012, New York City, AIDS Walk" or "date, general location, and whatever fits."

and please follow this format in the body of the post!

date:

locati... Read more »

Quick Question - Can ARS clear & re-occur?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Everyone,

Just a quick one. Is anyone aware of ARS symtpoms clearing and then recurring after a week?
It's just that I had symtpoms (sore throat, tiredness, low-grade temp and ANXIETY) 4 days after possible exposure (unprotected vaginal... Read more »