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Who Is At Risk For Herpes Zoster

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to occur in people with a weakened immune system. This includes people with HIV disease, and anyone over 50 years old. Herpes zoster lives in nerve tissue. Outbreaks of shingles start with itching, numbness, tingling or severe pain in a belt-like pattern on the chest, back, or around the nose and eyes. In rare cases, herpes can infect the...
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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 this. I am a 43yo male who has had exposures in my recent past with guys, oral only. I usually just recieve, but on occasion have given. I have never...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The vast majority of cases of shingles have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS. See below. Regarding your HIV test results, the CDC guidelines indicate HIV-antibody Read more »

Herpes Zoster at 14 months (resubmitted from other forum)

Dear Dr.My boyfriend and I have been in a loving and committed relationship for over 5 years now. We are both male and 28 years old. 14 months ago, in a moment of drunkenness, we went to a sex club and my boyfriend received fellatio. The encounter...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...oral sex carries an extremely low risk for acquiring HIV.Regarding your boyfriend's symptoms, the vast majority of cases of herpes zoster have absolutely nothing to do with HIV disease. His other symptoms are not at all worrisome for HIV... Read more »

herpes zoster at 14 months?

hi Dr. Frascino,My boyfriend and I have been in a loving and committed relationship for over 5 years now. We are both male and 28 years old. 14 months ago, in a moment of drunkenness, we went to a sex club and my boyfriend received fellatio. The...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there... Read more »

immune reconstitution syndrome related HSV Outbreak?

Thank you very much for the valueable service you provide through the Body website. I have read this quote: > My question is can this also happen with Herpes Simplex Viruses? I recently found a way to get my CD4 count to expand rapidly and went...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It can happen with herpes simplex though TB, othe Mycobacteria, and CMV habe been the most common infections associated with it. KH Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccine Sharply Cuts Risk of Shingles in Seniors, Study Finds

...A Kaiser Permanente study of Zostavax shows the vaccine against herpes zoster can reduce the incidence of painful shingles outbreaks by 55 percent, even in the oldest populations. The varicella zoster virus Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Herpes Zoster (Culebrilla)

... ¿Qué Es el Herpes Zoster? Herpes Zoster y VIH ¿Cómo Se Transmite? ¿Cómo Se Trata? ¿Se Puede Prevenir? En Pocas Palabras ¿Qué Es Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...or cytomegalovirus Crytococcal meningitis, or Cryptococcus Eosinophilic folliculitis Hepatitis B and C Herpes, or HSV Herpes zoster, or Shingles, Varicella-zoster, VZV Human papillomavirus, or HPV Kaposi sarcoma and Castleman's disease,... Read more »
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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 Read more »

Caus[a] del SIDA

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...los denominados poppers, contaminantes qumicos del medio ambiente, alergenos, citomegalovirus, virus herpes tipos 1, 2 y 6, herpes zoster, virus de Epstein Barr, adenovirus, otros retrovirus, virus de las hepatitis A, B y C, papovavirus,... Read more »

Don't know what to do.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...now I remember it was to soon (3 months). So 2 days ago I took another test. I cannot concentrate. I have joint pain, rashes, herpes zoster, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, headache, pain in my body, diarrhea, muscle pain etc. The list goes on.... Read more »

AM I SCREWED? IS THERE A DR. IN THE HOUSE?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...thinks it is just a virus, but I wonder if she is an expert like you. On the internet I came across an 18 year old that had a risky sex background. He was tested at 21 days after exposure (negative, CBC normal). He had headaches, fever, rash... Read more »