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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...cases. Two newer drugs have been approved for the treatment of shingles: famciclovir and valacyclovir. Both famciclovir and valacyclovir are taken three times each day, compared to five times for acyclovir. All of these drugs work best when they are started within the first three days after the shingles pain begins. Nerve blockers: Doctors often prescribe various pain medications for people with shingles. Because the pain of shingles can...
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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.

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 »

Work-related incident - I work at a Clinic

Dr. Bob, I work at a clinic. I went to work today and I was the first one to arrive. I walked up to the thermostat and adjusted the air. Two issues. We have some very nice people that work with us that are HIV+. One of the HIV+ people closes the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Cassie,The HIV-transmission risk is completely nonexistent.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site, www.concertedeffort.org.Be well. Stop worrying.Dr. Bob 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 got tested for HIV the same day but I feel like these are longest 2 weeks of my life. I haven't been sick nor have I had any abnormal female...
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 SUCK

The facts - Discovered I was positive after a Shingles breakout a year ago. Started HIV treatment at 100K viral load, CD4 of 64. Responded quickly to Combivir-Crixivan treatment - undetectable VL, CD4=100 after 6 weeks. Demanded a switch to a life...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...experience "post-herpetic neuralgia", which means that it still hurts after the lesions have healed. That is because when the shingles virus travels down the sensory nerves to an area os skin where the outbreak occurs, it may damage those nerves... Read more »
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Atripla

...been on HIV therapy, may not be able to use it due to their having developed drug resistance, when medications may no longer work against the virus. Drug resistance most commonly occurs when people don't take their HIV medicine as prescribed, but... Read more »
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Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...Claw? How Is Cat's Claw Used? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It Interact With Other Therapies? How Do We Know It Works? The Bottom Line What Is Cat's Claw? Cat's claw is a vine that grows in Peru. The plant gets its namefrom... Read more »
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Selzentry

...weeks). The follow-up results of 96-week data led to it's FDA approval for this population. Other CCR5 inhibitors are in the works. Please see package insert for more complete potential side effects and interactions. Doctor Selzentry... 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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »