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What Triggers Shingles Outbreak

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Lipodystrophy causing nerve compression and shingles?

Hello,I have mild lipoatrophy in my buttocks and thighs and I wondered if the added sitting pressure on the nerves in those areas could cause a shingles outbreak because you are basically disturbing the nerves in those areas. I've been very...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...they lose the "cushion" of buttock fat due to fat loss associated with HIV or its treatment. I am not aware of that triggering shingles in the involved nerves though that may be possible. If any reader has had experience with that or knows of a... Read more »

Do I have a serious problem?

Dear Dr. Joseph,I do appreciate your answers all the time you are really so kind and great person,... Read more »

Reexposure to chicken pox a trigger for shingles?

In the last week I have heard two anecdotal accounts of PWA's having a shingles outbreak shortly... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Automated Network Could Predict Disease Outbreaks That Originate in Animals

...Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers' efforts to create an automated network to monitor animals in an effort to predict disease outbreaks because two out of every three human diseases "originated in animals." Tony Beugelsdijk, group leader... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV disease, and anyone over 50 years old. Herpes zoster lives in nerve tissue. Outbreaks of shingles start with itching, numbness, tingling or severe pain in a belt-like pattern on the chest,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur even in people with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign of a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...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 discusses herpes simplex (cold sores... Read more »
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SHINGLES -- PLEASE RESPOND

Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
...in my eye. Well, to put it mildly, I really freaked out and was a mess. Well a week after the last encounter, I developed a shingles lesion on my chin, which I know can be an indicator of HIV, so I freaked out even more. But from all the... 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 »