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Who Is At Risk For Shingles

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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
...last potential exposure. This recommendation has absolutely nothing to do with your rash. I agree your overall HIV-acquisition risk is quite low.Good luck.Dr. BobShingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009) Aug 23, 2009Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles... Read more »

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... Read more »

Shingles at 31 years old?

Is it common for someone is their 30s to get shingles without having HIV? Read more »
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 causes chickenpox and shingles, and can... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...cases of shingles are believed to be a sign of immune restoration syndrome (see Fact Sheet 483 ). Having HIV increases the risk of complications from shingles. These include pain (post herpetic neuralgia.) Also, if you notice any blurred... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

... Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...body's immune defenses and make it easier to get HIV infection. A recent study found that people with HSV had three times the risk of becoming infected with HIV as people without HSV. A recent study found that treating HSV can lead to a... Read more »
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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 Read more »

My sister is HIV+ and has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...niece is 11 and nephew is 4) nor anyone else except her husband, myself and our parents is eating her up. She doesn't want to risk other's finding out and her family being shunned by the community. I live in Florida and she is Washington State... Read more »

should i get a hiv test?

Posted by neri, 1 Reply
...not telling me?a month ago i had some kind of rashes on my nape, it was really painful. i discover just now that it's called shingles..should i get a test? Read more »

Oral sex with a young guy who has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...My questions: is his developing shingles a possible, perhaps strong sign that he is HIV+? If so, have I put myself at great risk having had oral sex with a sore on my gums? Read more »