What Makes Shingles Flare Up

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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.

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..."red patch outbreak" on your back is indeed shingles, this is not due to HIV. Yes, stress ("crippling anxiety") can cause a flare in herpes eruptions.It's time for you to put the creeping creepy "am I infected" monster back in his cage.... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my shoulder. I... Read more »

Is Shingles contageous

Everything I read about Shinghles, it says ytou can't catch it. However it appears to me that lots... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

... What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...already been under control. When your immune system responds in this way it results in inflammation, and the inflammation that flares up can cause symptoms, sometimes severe. For some, these symptoms can be life-threatening. Though most cases of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...See Fact Sheet 513 ). Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC): This opportunistic infection is related to tuberculosis. It can flare up during immune recovery. MAC during immune recovery may show unusual symptoms. Fact Sheet 514 has more... Read more »
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Immune Reconstitution May Trigger Hepatic Flares in HIV/Hepatitis B Coinfected Patients Starting HAART

...name is Megan Crane. I'm from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. What we were actually looking at was the phenomenon of flares in HIV/HBV coinfected patients shortly after they begin the HAART treatment. 1 So, what happened in our... Read more »