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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...chickenpox could become infected with herpes zoster and develop chickenpox. They should avoid contact with the shingles rash or with anything that may have touched the shingles rash or blisters. How Is Shingles Treated? Several types of drugs are used to treat shingles. They include anti-herpes drugs, and several types of treatment for pain. Antiviral drugs: The standard treatment for shingles is the drug acyclovir, which can be given...
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SHINGLES AND CD4 COUNT.

Hello There, Doctor.I have developed a case of shingles since 7 days ago with the typical burning sensation, etc.. I got the skin lesions on my left arm and my Dr. prescribed 1 mg of acyclovir twice daily and cream on the lesions. My last labs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...viral load, undetectable. Shingles outbreaks limited to one side of the body and one specific area ("dermatome") are the "usual" type. In patients with deficient immune systems, shingles often is much more extensive (beyond era single isolated... 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
...the context of my story?Thanks, A very worried young manResponse from Dr. FrascinoHi Very Worried Young Man, (SHINGLES)This type of shingles question comes up so frequently it's become a QTND (Question That Never Dies) and now has an ATNC (Answer... 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
...context of my story? Thanks, A very worried young man Response from Dr. Frascino Hi Very Worried Young Man, (SHINGLES) This type of shingles question comes up so frequently it's become a QTND (Question That Never Dies) and now has an ATNC (Answer... Read more »

Shingles Starting Treatment & Queen Issues (SHINGLES AND HIV, 2009) (WHEN TO START ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob, Three weeks ago I came down with Shingles. A small patch on the back of my neck and a little across my chest all on the left side. I went to my local GP and he gave me Valtrex ( the 7 day shingle pack)Since then the pain has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us with HIV is... Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

...antiretroviral therapy should be continued. What Problems Can Occur? Immune restoration syndrome has been linked with the following types of infections or inflammation: Cytomegalovirus: The first cases of immune restoration syndrome... Read more »
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Norvir

...however, be careful because some other HIV medicines should not be taken with high fat foods. You can mix liquid solution in ice cream, milk (especially chocolate), or pudding to hide the taste. Label says mix one hour before taking. Blood... Read more »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...advantage of the body's weakeneddefenses. HIV Reduces the Type of CD4 Cells In a healthy immune system, there are different types of CD4 cells thatfight different diseases. As HIV progresses and kills off CD4 cells, some typesof CD4 cells can... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...inflammation is normal and healthy. By contrast, chronic inflammation persists over time. In this case, your body shifts the types of cells that are present. This causes a situation where cells and tissues are healed and destroyed at the same... 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 »

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 »

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 »