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Why Do I Keep Having Outbreaks Of Shingles

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...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 facial or eye nerves. This can...
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How long does shingles scars last?

I recently went through an outbreak of shingles... Its been 2.5 months and the scars are there as is the slight itchy sensation and burns from time to time... I am taking atripla as well... How long will this scar last? Well going to a tanning bed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Shingles (herpes zoster) can cause both scarring and ongoing post-herpetic neuropathy. Duration of those symptoms is highly variable but Read more »

Shingles at 31 years old?

Is it common for someone is their 30s to get shingles without having HIV?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is unusual for a person in their 30's who is otherwise healthy to have an outbreak of shingles. For this reason, doctor's who encounter a person like you usually assess the person for HIV risk and possibly recommend Read more »

Is Shingles contageous

Everything I read about Shinghles, it says ytou can't catch it. However it appears to me that lots of my friends seem to be having shings at the same time.Could this just be a case of lots of chicken pox around and this is causing the shingles to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...pox, but can cause primary chickenpox in persons who have never had the illness.Having exposure to chickenpox does not cause outbreaks of shingles.BY Read more »

Shingles

Doc,Im 42 Year old male,and have just be told,i have a mild outbreak of shingles.I have been tested for hiv(negative)two years ago.I have protected sex (intercourse)but unprotected for oral with female,i see on most internet sites,that shingles is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sex. I'm fairly certain my wife has not had any affairs. I guess my question is this; what is the likelihood of this shingles outbreak being an initial sign of HIV / AIDS? I have had no other health issues other than this latest outbreak of... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Automated Network Could Predict Disease Outbreaks That Originate in Animals

...Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers' efforts to create an automated network to monitor animals in an effort to predict disease outbreaks because two out of every three human diseases "originated in animals." Tony Beugelsdijk, group leader... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...diagnosed. Fact Sheets 506 and 507 have more information about hepatitis. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Herpes Simplex outbreaks. Fact Sheet 509 has more information on shingles. Fact Sheet 508 discusses herpes simplex (cold sores... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...fatal infections in babies. If a woman has active genital herpes at delivery, a cesarean delivery is usually performed. Repeat outbreaks of HSV may occur even in people with normal immune systems. Prolonged herpes outbreaks may be a sign of a... Read more »
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SHINGLES -- PLEASE RESPOND

Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
...in my eye. Well, to put it mildly, I really freaked out and was a mess. Well a week after the last encounter, I developed a shingles lesion on my chin, which I know can be an indicator of HIV, so I freaked out even more. But from all the... Read more »

Waiting

Posted by toronto111, 2 Replies
...mainly by coughing up a lot of phlegm, so much so that I was hoarse to the point of being unable to talk. In April, I'd a bad outbreak of herpes--shingles?--on the inside of my left thigh. (I'd had it before, but on my penis and not so badly.) ... Read more »

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS WORKS????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...there is no reason why you can't live a normal sexual life, free from fear of passing on this disease. If you are prone to outbreaks, use our Fix-It Oral and Fix-it topical antiviral products to prevent future outbreaks. Practice safe sex by... 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 »