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What Type Of Specialist To See Regarding Shingles

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Shingles & Hearing Loss

I have been HIV positive for 1 year, on Atripla viral load is undectable and CD4 at 208. Last week I was diagnosed with shingles all of them are on right side of face however. I am taking Acylovir but this morning I woke up and cannot hear out of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...neurologic symptoms from an acute shingles attack often will reverse over time but they can persist. You may want to keep your HIV specialist informed of the situation and consider an ENT consultation to see if any other process is going on in... Read more »

Shingles, magnetic couple, concerned for boyfriend

Dr. Bob, Thank you for your help and for your advise. Your answers have been very helpful and... Read more »

Tired (WHEN TO START TREATMENT, 2009)

Hi Dr Bob.2 weeks ago i had a routine blood test whch gave low neutrophile counts 1.200 X mm3 an d... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...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. ... Read more »
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Fuzeon

... Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of 90 mg (1 ml) twice daily (every 12 hours) 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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Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...test results. The more comfortable you are with their approach to HIV treatments, the easier it will be for you to get the kind of health care you want. Talk to providers and their patients before you make your choice. The Provider-Patient... 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 »

cd4 or viral load

Posted by Lilly, 2 Replies
When starting to think about treatment, does either counts (cd4s or viral load) play a bigger role? My viral load has recently dropped, but so has my cd4's. My counts are all still at a comfortable level for me with no meds, but at the clinic... Read more »