Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014

Will Shingles Affect My Sex Life

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

I am positive, my girlfriend is negative, and it's affecting our sex life

Usually I do not use condoms with my partner. However, after I got diagnosed as positive, and my partner is negative, we have had to use latex. Naturally she is not comfortable and relaxed making love and does not respond the way she used to because...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for your question. As you know, it's important to keep your viral load as low as possible because that does reduce the risk of transmission. I'm glad you are using condoms but, even with them, there is a slight chance of failure... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my... Read more »

Hiv and Shingles (SHINGLES)

Hi Dr Bob,This site has to be the most humerous HIV site in the world - very refreshing. Anyway,... Read more »
Articles
Housing Works

The Secret Life: A Portrait of a Sex Worker in Haiti

According to multiple indicators, Haitian women are turning to transactional sex in increasing numbers. Port-au-Prince -- When Shirley leaves her tent in the steep hills of CanapĂ© Vert, she lies to preserve her dignity. She works the late-night... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

My Sex Life: Info for Young Poz People

Table of Contents Introduction Dating and Relationships Makin' Safer Sex Hotter Sex What to Do if We Think Our HIV-Negative Partner Has Been Exposed to HIV Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Hepatitis C (Hep C) Getting Tested ... Read more »
TheBody.com

This PrEP-ed Life: Damon Jacobs on Sex and Dating in a New Era of HIV Prevention

As a licensed therapist working with people living with HIV, Damon Jacobs heard about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an HIV prevention strategy. When he found himself newly single after being out of the dating game for almost a decade, he... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe Has Reduced Life Expectancy, Not Affecting Population Growth, Study Says

HIV/AIDS has reduced the life expectancy in Zimbabwe, but the country's overall population growth remains unchanged as births continue to outpace deaths, according to a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences... Read more »
Connect With Others

Oral sex with a young guy who has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey folks, at 36 & recently out of a gay, eight year monogamous relationship I have reentered the dating scene. I've been sexually active with a 28 year old male in the last several weeks, and he was diagnosed with a case of shingles last week.... Read more »

Shingles = HIV?

Posted by grcboy30, 5 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 with bumps). I am terrified of HIV. I am only 30... Read more »

Taking charge of your life

Posted by Anonymous, 16 Replies
hello
Lately i have been trying to coax myself into starting meds. I am not in the danger zone quite yet my t's flux btwn 300-400 and for the most part of feel fine. I have had symptoms in the past such as shingles and i have a slightly coated... Read more »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »