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Who Should Get The Shingles Vaccine

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Shingles Vaccine For HIV+

When will the new approved Shingles Vaccine be available For HIV+??? I had shingles once 2 years and my Dr. told me to take valtrex to stop it from coming back, like many patients, i am not perfect, and i am not taking the valtrex because I have...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.Current CDC Guidelines state that the Shingles (or Zoster) vaccine should not be given to Persons with AIDS or other clinical manifestations of HIV, including persons with CD4+ countsless than Read more »

More shingles vaccine questions

I read your recent answer on this topic and have the following questions, first, if you were... Read more »

shingles vaccine?

Any update on answer from Aug 2006 that the Shingles vaccine is not recommended for HIVers?My... 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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...way to predict an outbreak of shingles. Researchers have shown that giving older people a stronger form of the chicken pox vaccine used for children can boost the type of immunity believed necessary to hold the virus in check. Zostavax, a... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, April 13, 2009

...role model for older women with HIV. HEALTH ISSUES & SIDE EFFECTS   When Will There Be a Shingles Vaccine for HIV-Positive People? I had shingles once two years ago and my doctor told me to take Valtrex... Read more »
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Talking to My Doctor About Vaccinations

...becoming pregnant and do not know if Im immune to rubella, so I need to be tested and we need to talk about whether the rubella vaccine/booster would be right for me. Given my health, I would like to understand what the potential risks and... 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 »

shingle will happen twice or more?

Posted by JHIV130306, 3 Replies
help!!! i had shingle few 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... 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 Read more »

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 »