Will Shingles Keep Coming Back After Getting It Once
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University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineIt is unusual but not impossible. It may have come back because the first course of antiviral therapy was too short-- I use at least 10 days of treatment, not 7. Also, sometimes people are prescribed the Herpes dose of valaciclovir (Valtrex)--... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,You look like Clooney??? WOW. Hey, maybe that was me tapping you on the shoulder!Just to show you are not alone, I'll post below a few select questions from the archives that deal with coming out, religious wingnuts and sexual orientation.... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineI believe that your viral load result is just a blip (the result of assay variability) and nothing to worry about. I would wait and see what the next tests show to see whether this is an upward trend or not. If the viral load is persistently present... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationG'day Aussie Drew,Relax mate! Approximately 95% of healthy adults are seropositive for varicella zoster virus (VZV), the virus that causes shingles. Of this 95%, about 5% of healthy adults develop zoster (shingles). The risk for those of us... Read more »
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Posted by haley, 3 RepliesSo I've been infected for about a month now. I started getting symptoms after week one and after week 2 I found out I was positive. After about 7-8 days of symptoms, I started feeling a lot better physically. I even had my appetite back and... Read more »
Posted by LLsexyLL, 2 RepliesDoes anyone know how to prevent getting shingles the second time. I had them Dec 2010 . Now my face has healed but I was told I can get them again.
Is there anyway of preventing getting shingles again? Read more »
Posted by grcboy30, 5 RepliesHi 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 »
Posted by gregg629, 3 RepliesHey, I wanted to try to help get this board back on track. I posted a few weeks ago and a pretty good thread was created. Lets try again and see if we can get this board back to what it should be. A constructive place for people living with HIV... Read more »
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