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Where Do Shingles Occur

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Does re-occuring shingles pose higher risk of KS?

Hi, I have not been on HIV meds yet but my recent counts indicate its a good idea (VL400,000/CD4 370)My question is that I've had shingles 4-5 times in the last 3years.How interrelated are shingles and KS?Do you know of any studies pointing to...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Although both shingles and KS are causes by viruses, I am NOT aware of any relationship between the two. So the simple answer to your question is that you are NOT at an increased risk to get KS if you get shingles. In response to your second... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my... Read more »

Hiv and Shingles (SHINGLES)

Hi Dr Bob,This site has to be the most humerous HIV site in the world - very refreshing. Anyway,... Read more »
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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

HIV Risk Behavior Among Patients With Co-occurring Bipolar and Substance Use Disorders: Associations With Mania and Drug Abuse

The researchers note that bipolar and substance use disorders often co-occur, and "both are associated with impulsivity, impaired judgment and risk-taking." In this study, the team set out to describe the rates of HIV sexual and drug risk behaviors... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Forty-Five Percent of New HIV Infections Occur Among Young People in Mozambique

At the introduction of the annual UN Fund for Population Activities report on Wednesday in Maputo, UN representative Petra Lantz announced that 45 percent of new HIV infections occur among Mozambicans age 24 and younger. Women ages 20-24 have four... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Compulsivity, Co-Occurring Psychosocial Health Problems and HIV Risk Among Gay and Bisexual Men: Further Evidence of a Syndemic

The authors set out to evaluate whether sexual compulsivity fits into a syndemic framework, in which it is "one of a number of co-occurring psychosocial health problems that increase HIV risk among men who have sex with men (MSM)." In New York... 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 -- 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 »

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 get dandruff. I had a dermatologist take a scalp sample and he said it was... Read more »

How long after transmission does ARS occur?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've heard of ARS cases occuring 3 months after, though i'm not sure of the sources. Read more »