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What Medicine Is Given For Onset Of Shingles

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Norvir

...disease. Other possible side effects seen with protease inhibitors are lipodystrophy (body fat changes, including thinning of the face, arms and legs, with or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and upper back), onset of new cases or worsening of diabetes (see your doctor promptly) and increased bleeding in hemophiliacs. Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) may occur as the immune system regains strength; signs and...
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shingle again?

Dear Drs,i had shingle few weeks ago and i think it's getting better,however,today i can feel that the other side of my neck and head is having the same symptom and i am so scare that it will come back again,please help....should i go to my dr and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
...zoster medication should decrease both the severity and duration of shingles symptoms, but needs to be started early after the onset of symptoms.Shingles can happen to persons with any CD4 count, but the frequency or severity of outbreaks can be... Read more »

HIV, allergies and other possible indicators of infection

Hi Dr. Bob,I apologise if this is in the wrong forum but because of the different aspects in the question I didn't know which one to put it in. My question is related to the likelyhood of me contracting HIV (I'm really trying to get things straight...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...diagnosed with full blown aids. The doc says he has probably been infected 8 yrs but had refused to be tested. He had a sudden onset of dementia and stroke like symptoms. I will be taking him into my home to care for him as he dies. He is my best... 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 Read more »

CD4 below 400 and platelets at 50000

Hello!My 28-year-old bf has been hiv positive for 20 months.His first tests (January 2008) : VL 10000 and CD4 840.He has blood taken for tests every 4 months since.His latest tests (May 2009) :CD4 below 400 said the doctor, although his VL has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...earlier antiretroviral therapy "continues to increase, making strategies to identify patients with HIV infection before the onset of substantial immunodeficiency all the more compelling" (Sax/Baden, New England Journal of Medicine, 4/30).... Read more »
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Reyataz

...changes, including thinning of the face, arms and legs, with or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and upper back), onset of new cases or worsening of diabetes (see your doctor promptly), and increased bleeding in hemophiliacs.... Read more »
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Kaletra

...changes, including thinning of the face, arms and legs, with or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and upper back), onset of new cases or worsening of diabetes (see your doctor promptly) and increased bleeding in hemophiliacs.... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...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... Read more »
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Viracept

...changes, including thinning of the face, arms and legs, with or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and upper back), onset of new cases or worsening of diabetes (see your doctor promptly), and increased bleeding in hemophiliacs.... Read more »
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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 »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...or "swollen glands" that may be enlarged for more than 3 months. Other symptoms often experienced months to years before the onset of AIDS include * Lack of energy * Weight loss * Frequent fevers and sweats * Persistent or... 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 »

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 »