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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...itching, numbness, tingling or severe pain in a belt-like pattern on the chest, back, or around the nose and eyes. In rare cases, 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....
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shingle and travel to oversea

dear drs,i'm now currently having shingle over my neck and it's getting better now but i'm traveling oversea this thrusday,is that ok?will i die for this? ( i know i won't but still very worry...will this desease come back after recovery?)why is the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Shingles (or reactivation of zoster) is rarely life threatening; for the most part, the biggest issue is pain control.Like many things, Read more »

TREATMENT

WHAT HAS PROVEN THE BEST TREATMENT FOR A MILD CASE OF SHINGLES AT THE NECK AND THE ARMS FEMALE, 50 YRS
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Shingles is reactivation of herpes zoster (or chickenpox) virus. The treatment for shingles involves the use of acyclovir or one of it's 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
...been exposed to small amounts of precum.However, I was diagnosed with shingles (on my right chest with small outbreak on my neck and lower face). I know that shingles is an OI and am very concerned about this.I know oral, especially without... 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
...been exposed to small amounts of precum. However, I was diagnosed with shingles (on my right chest with small outbreak on my neck and lower face). I know that shingles is an OI and am very concerned about this. I know oral, especially without... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...that had not previously been diagnosed. Fact Sheets 506 and 507 have more information about hepatitis. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Herpes Simplex outbreaks. Fact Sheet 509 has more information on shingles. Fact Sheet 508 ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Fuzeon

...inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: To date, none that are clinically... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first... Read more »
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Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...study, cat'sclaw speeded the healing of people with herpes simplex virus(cold sores or genital herpes) and herpes zoster virus(shingles). A company that makes a purified version of cat's clawdid this study. No independent researchers have gotten... Read more »
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Question

Posted by Anonymous
...in August 2004 and have always had a swollen lymph node comming and ging since but recently I have one on my left side of my neck again where the shingles were could the virus still be in my system and this is the reason for the most recent lymph... Read more »

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 »

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 »