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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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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
Hello,The vast majority of cases of shingles have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS. See below. Regarding your HIV test results, the CDC guidelines indicate HIV-antibody tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be... Read more »

I don't know what is happening to me (Spanish fan)

Hello Dr Bob. I like the way you answer our questions. I have a little problem. I performed protected (please continue reading please!!!) insertive anal sex 6 month ago. 3 weeks after the exposure I suffered a cough that lasted about 2 days with a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Spain,Well let's start with the "protected insertive" sex comment. Assuming you used a latex condom properly, "protected" sex is . . . well, "protective!" HIV cannot pass through a latex condom. Added to... Read more »

HELP... I don't know what's happening to me

Doc, I've never been frightened of anything- extreme sports, sky diving,you name it and I've done it. I also wasn't the least bit afraid of AIDS. I'm a straight, clean,healthy jock with a gorgeous girlfriend and promising career...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Apollo,What you experienced is commonly referred to as a "panic attack," the sudden onset of overwhelming and debilitating feelings of anxiety. Anxiety is a common response to extreme stress. Your recent HIV/AIDS diagnosis,... Read more »

What type of specialist treats shingles

About the middle of april 2011 i began itching under might right breast and pain. I thought i had cancer, went to a clinic and they had me get cat scan of my right side under breast spent about $300 in deductibles expenses for nothing. I went to a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Shingles (herpes zoster)is often managed by primary care physicians. If there is severe post-herpetic pain (neuralgia) then often a neurologist (nerve specialist) or pain specialist might offer some assistance at achieveing pain relief. KH... 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 = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 5 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 with bumps). I am terrified of HIV. I am only 30... Read more »

SHINGLES -- PLEASE RESPOND

Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
I hope someone will respond and let me know if I really have something to be worried about. I recently have had sex with two people in the past six weeks. With both guys I performed oral sex on them (without ejaculation) and had protected... Read more »

Don't Know what happen

Posted by VENT, 1 Reply
Hi every one
I've come into contact with sexual act about 2 months ago, lots of symptoms after the first three weeks. Done Elisa and PCR-DNA at the 30 days, they all came back neg, right now I still have problem with my stomatch(gas and belching),... Read more »