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When Are Shingles No Longer Contagious

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Shingles/Chicken Pox & HIV+

I am HIV+ with good CD4 (800) and low VL (6000). I am NOT currently on meds.I had a sexual encounter recently (1 month ago), and noticed a nasty rash across the front of my partners chest- and I mean NASTY. It hurt to look at.He said that it was...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It was less than wise of you to be intimate with someone with an obvious medical problem. That said, here are the facts about shingles and chicken pox:Shingles is merely reactivated chicken pox. That means in order to have an outbreak of shingles,... 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... Read more »

Can a person be "cured" of Hepatitus C, or will they always be contagious?

Can a person who previously had Hepatitus C go into what was termed "remission" and no... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Zealand Government to Decline Entry to Immigrants With Costly, Contagious Diseases, Including HIV, TB

The New Zealand government on Wednesday announced that it will ban people from migrating to the country if they test positive for diseases or conditions that could be contagious or costly to treat, such as HIV or tuberculosis, the Associated Press ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer Looks: "Colonialism in Africa Helped Launch the HIV Epidemic a Century Ago"

"We now know where the epidemic began: a small patch of dense forest in southeastern Cameroon. We know when: within a couple of decades on either side of 1900. We have a good idea of how: A hunter caught an infected chimpanzee for food, allowing the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Subjective Life Expectancy and Health Behaviors Among STD Clinic Patients

The authors of the current study sought to examine whether people who expect to live longer engage in healthier behaviors relative to people who believe their lives will be shorter. Study investigators recruited 994 black and 373 white patients... Read more »
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Can I get Shingles from another Poz guy if I had ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can I get shingles from another poz person even if I already had them myself in the past??? Read more »

shingles?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had a sexual encounter yesterday with a guy who appeared to have shingles. when i asked him he said it was eczema, which i did not argue, but while changing him in sexual positions i did noticed that the shingles were in his ankles, and other body... Read more »

Shingles_ARS_HIV-

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had shingles about a month after a sexual experience. I also had other ars symptoms along with really dark urine. I have tested 3 times for Hep and Hiv- 1 month 6.5 weeks and 9 weeks- all negaitive. My Doc seems sure I have nothing to worry... 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 very thin for a while, but looked really good and had... Read more »