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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...depression, epilepsy, or severe pain are sometimes used for the pain of shingles. These can have a variety of side effects. Nortriptyline is the antidepressant most frequently used for shingles pain. Pregabalin is an epilepsy medicine also used for pain after shingles. Can Shingles Be Prevented? Currently, there is no way to predict an outbreak of shingles. Researchers have shown that giving older people a stronger form of the chicken...
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persistent pain after shingles

I have recently been tested hiv positive after a mild shingles outbreak. I have not got my viral load and dc4 cell tests done yet, except CBC(complete blood count) , which was normal , except total white cell count was borderline -4000. I am 25 year...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...medical term for it is "post-herpetic neuralgia". If it doesn't resolve fast enough on its own, you can ask your doctor for medicine for chronic pain (often amitriptyline or nortriptyline are used, and sometimes narcotic painkillers). ... Read more »

HIV and shingles..

My girl friend was diagnosed with HIV 3 years ago and she failed to inform me as she presumed that it was me that had given her the virus. For those 3 years we had unprotected sex regulary even when she was menstuating. One day I found her HIV...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Unlikely that the risk of HIV infection is increased with a shingles outbreak, unless the infected bodily fluids were to come in contact with open blisters of the shingles rash. 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
...of us.. my question is that i have recently come down with shingles.. this is exactly six month post my encounter with a sex worker in a massage parlor. she took the condom out of her pocket of the smock she was wearing so i didnt see it come out... Read more »

shingles

Hi I have a question about shingles. My partner and I have been together 5 years and we are both hiv positive, and two weeks ago we had anal sex and I ejackulated in him and then 1 day later he got shingles, he went to the doctor and got on medicine...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You cannot give your partner shingles. It is a infection caused by a virus that is dormant inside nerve cells. With an immune impairment such as that caused by HIV, Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...early stage, though more discovery releases new information every few months. Below is some recent study information. Asthma Medicine A type of immune chemical, called a leukotriene , causes different types of inflammation. Drugs that reduce... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...changes in your health over time as well as check the impact of any treatments that you take. Factors such as age, gender, stress, medicines, active infections and others can all affect these test results. Lab results should be considered with... Read more »
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Chinese Acupuncture

...Know It Works? For More Information What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a healing technique used in traditional Chinese medicine. Very thin needles are used to stimulate specific points in the body. These points lie on energy pathways... Read more »
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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...However, once-daily therapy is less effective in people with HIV and others with very frequent episodes. Drug companies are working on vaccines to prevent HSV. One vaccine showed good results against HSV2 in women, but not in men. No vaccines... Read more »
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Nothing is working for me, any ideas

Posted by Lifelost, 2 Replies
Not on therapy at the moment, my TC4 count and VL are still good. My problem is that I can not fall asleep. Tried most sleep aid and non has been helpful. I am worried that this is going to weir down my immune pretty quick. Any ideas are... 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 »

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Posted by Anonymous
...looking at her and the nurse asked me if I understood and I shook my head. The nurse said you can die if you don't take your medicine. She gave me and my mom a number with some writing on it and she said schedule an appointment to see a doctor.... Read more »

My sister is HIV+ and has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I was just wondering if anyone had experience with HIV and shingles. She's been fighting the shingles now for about 5 months and they'll just start to go away and then come back again. She was Read more »