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Where Do Shingles Appear On The Body

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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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Can shingles appear in the testicals?

Can shingles appear on the testicles?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,Shingles (varicella zoster) can occur on any skin area, including the scrotum. If you're unclear about if you have shingles, you should see your health care provider. Early diagnosis and treatment can minimize the severity of symptoms.BY... Read more »

Shingles or Syphilis?

Hello everyone, a friend of mine has started breaking out with Rashes on one side of his body. It started with two bumps on his back. As they were healing, it had honey colored crust around the scabs. When they finally healed, a cluster of small...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,Sounds like your friend has shingles. Shingles is one of the very few things that causes a rash only on one side of the body.He should get in contact with his doctor or urgent care center.BY... Read more »

is it shingles

For ten years I have had bouts of severe pain on my torso,followed by a rash.Doctors said it was shingles others said the rash is not relative to shingles.I have had it about twenty five times over ten years and it occurs on both sides.when the pain...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Shingles usually occurs on only one side of the body, and does not cross the midline on either the front or bacl of your body. Sometimes, shingles can be "disseminated", meaning it appears all over the body instead of in a more limited... Read more »

Sudden appearance of body rash - HIV related?

I was diagnosed with HIV about 7 years ago. I have been relatively healthy and have never been hospitalized for HIV-related illnesses, or used any medications whatsoever. In the last two weeks, I have developed a body rash on my arms, back, lower...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Rashes are very common in the general population and more common still in HIV infected persons. Skin conditions commonly seeni n HIV infected persons include severe dry skin, seborrhea, folliculitis, and fungal skin infections. Correctly... Read more »
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ARS symptoms always appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If i had a risky exposure on July 5th, would i experience any symptoms by now if i were seroconverting to HIV+. I had an experience with a prostitute (protected) and immediately after i lost my appetite for about a week, i lost about 10lbs. But i... 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 »

symptoms an when do they appear?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
well its been more than 4 weeks since my possible infection and i still havnt felt anything wrong with my body, iv been eating alot (as usual LOL) and i also was in a travel to europe wich i felt great.
i heard that symptoms come 2 weeks after.
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Symptoms Appearance

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Other than ARS, how soon do other hiv symptoms usually appear? For instance weight loss, yeast infection, etc. Read more »