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Where On The Body Can Shingles Break Out

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...herpes can infect the facial or eye nerves. This can cause outbreaks around the mouth, on the face, neck, and scalp, in and around the ear, or at the tip of the nose. Shingles outbreaks are almost always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched, someone...
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shingles virus

1. can you get Shingles more than once?2. if you've had Shingles, would the vaccine Zostavaxbe beneficial so not to get it again?
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...your question:1) Yes, you can get shingles more than once...it arises from the varicella (chicken pox) virus that stays in our bodies for life and can reactivate under certain circumstances2) Having shingles is not reason not to receive zostavax.... Read more »

Shingles

I've been Hiv+ for 19 years never taken any meds and my T-cells and viral load vary from 225 T-Cells to over 626 in a year. Viral load slowly creeping up.In the the last year I've had a bout with shingles twice! I'm not stressed am calm Why?Is their...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Shingles is a skin condition consisting of painful blisters that occur in one area of the body (dermatome). It is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox, and it only occurs in people Read more »

brain shingles

can you get them ?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This particular Body Forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy). Read more »

Is Shingles serious?

On the guidlines for when to start treatment, it says that this should be considered if you have "serious symptoms"; is shingles a serious symptom? If I have shingles does that mean I will have to start medication?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,No, not necessarily, particularly if the bout of shingles is routine, i.e. limited to one specific area on one side of the body. Talk to your HIV doctor. He should be your best resource as to when to consider beginning anti-HIV medications.Dr.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

...even in the oldest populations. The varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox and shingles, and can remain dormant in a person's body for decades before erupting. The most severe complication is post-herpetic neuralgia, in which the virus causes... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...outbreaks can be more serious, and last longer than for people without HIV. Herpes sores provide a way for HIV to get past the body's immune defenses and make it easier to get HIV infection. A recent study found that people with HSV had three... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Composition Tests

... What Are Body Composition Tests? Anthropometry Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Body Mass Index (BMI) Computerized Tomography Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself Read more »
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Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 4 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 Read more »

shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
...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 scare~~~what can i do? does... Read more »

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
...seroconversion....I did not have any of the classic symptoms (fever, adenopathy, chest rash)...was it stress induced? PLEASE SOMEBODY GIVE ME YOUR THOUGHTS!!!!! Read more »