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When Do Shingles Stop Being Contagious

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Shingles/ Viral Load Significance Test

I went to an infectious disease doctor about two months, 8 weeks , after I came down with Shingles and sore throat. He saw how absolutely worried I was, and that my last "possible" exposure to and STD or HIV, was 7 to 8 weeks prior to my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yep, you can stop worrying. Not all cases of shingles are related to HIV. In fact, the great majority are not! I totally agree with your infectious diseases doctor. The 12-week negative ELISA is absolutely conclusive. You do not have HIV. The... Read more »

Recently stopped meds(2 weeks ago), starting to get "things", ie:(shingles, thrush, etc.)

I recently stopped meds due to, too many side effects. However, I am scared now because of the fact... Read more »

Stopped treatment and shingles outbreak

Hi Doc,I was on Combivir & Stocrin for about 6 years and have been undetectable all these... Read more »
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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

Russian Orthodox Church Launches Campaign to Stop Spread of AIDS Epidemic

To help curb Russia's growing HIV epidemic, the Russian Orthodox Church launched a new program Tuesday to provide spiritual guidance and practical support to HIV/AIDS patients and their families. Priests will be instructed to treat people living... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe Deputy Prime Minister Khupe Says Poverty Biggest Challenge in Stopping HIV

Speaking Monday at a UNAIDS conference on halting the HIV epidemic among women and girls, Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe said poverty presents the biggest challenge to anti-AIDS efforts in Zimbabwe. "Poverty undermines the ability of young... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Epidemic's Next Stop: Eurasia

"Our position is: The AIDS epidemic continues to rage, threatening to become a true biological weapon of mass destruction. "The AIDS epidemic, already a human catastrophe, is getting worse. "Beyond all of the death and misery the disease has wreaked... 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 »

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 »