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What Systems Of The Body Do Shingles Affect

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...herpes can infect the facial or eye nerves. This can cause outbreaks around the mouth, on the face, neck, and scalp, in and around the ear, or at the tip of the nose. Shingles outbreaks are almost always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched, someone...
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If you were exposed to HIV and got it, but got shingles because your immune system was weak from just gettin HIV would a 6 week test not be encouraging because of the fact that your body would try and fix the shingles before therefore take maybe...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...positve.. Thanks , please please write back to me, Thank you. Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, No, having shingles would not affect your body's ability to make anti-HIV antibodies. A six-week negative test would still be encouraging and still not... Read more »

what meds would you recomend?

I just finished my first year on meds I was on atriplia for 10 months (changed doctors after 3 months and no one read mytests results virco phenotype and trofile because I moved.I have had good results for 6 months then a drop to 153 up from a...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...count can vary based on the lab used to measure...since you changed doctors the lab may have changed and the results could be affected. Best to follow the trends in the same lab.3) Starting with low CD4 can make the recovery process slower. The... Read more »

Shingles and New Medication

Hey, I'm a male, 25 years old, lead a healthy lifestyle, etc. I was diagnosed today with Shingles and given medication to fix that. My doctor told me that there is a possibility that this is an opportunistic infection as a result of a low CD4...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Shingles is a reactivation of a chronic Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV) infection. This virus becomes dormant after an initial presentation Read more »


Hi, I was the one who had shingles. I had a 6 week test that was negative. I am going to re test at the end of the window period. Apparently the vast majoirity of people test pos by 6 weeks, would this be different for me because my body was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,No, having shingles would not affect your body's ability to make anti-HIV antibodies. A six-week negative test would still be encouraging and still not be conclusive, Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...if any data show that women, children or people over 50 have any special concerns around IRIS. So far, it does not appear to affect these populations more often or severely. What Does the Research Show? The research on predicting and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...levels of Aptivus decrease 40% with Suboxone, but dose adjustments are not recommended, and the effectiveness of Suboxone is not affected. Trazodone concentrations may increase; a lower dose of trazodone is recommended. Calcium channel blockers... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...neck ("buffalo hump") Round lumps of fat may appear under the skin (lipomas) Some studies show that lipodystrophy affects men and women differently.Women are more likely to see fat gain in their breasts and stomachs while menare more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Composition Tests

... What Are Body Composition Tests? Anthropometry Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Body Mass Index (BMI) Computerized Tomography Read more »
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shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
...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 scare~~~what can i do? does... 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 »

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 »


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 »