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Will Shingles Rash Spread

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What ways can I spread shingles virus

I've recently got Shingles and on day 4 I had two doctors confirm it was shingles. Neither one prescribed meds because it is best to take them during the first 48 hours. So I've been taking Vitamin C,B,E and L-Lysine and etc. My question is... WHAT...
Keith Henry, M.D.

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University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
This particular forum is exclusively for the discussion of the side effects of antiretroviral (HIV) therapy. Read more »

Already been WooHooed!

Hello Dr. Bob,I have posted here before. I am the President of the East Coast Muff Diving Team. I... Read more »

What's my position?

Hi, my latest results 2 months ago were CD4 735, 26%, VL 56,000 and I am not on meds. I started... Read more »
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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

... What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from... Read more »
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Lexiva

...inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: Not recommended to be taken with... Read more »
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Aptivus

...vomiting, abdominal pain, and fatigue. In clinical trials, symptoms have been managed by having a light snack with the drug. Rash, including sensitivity to the sun, has occurred with Aptivus. Rash was more common in children. Also, women taking... Read more »
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Wierd rashes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm HIV+ and I have a weird rash in my groin that won't go away. I've been to 3 different medical facilities and they just don't know what it is. I've gotten 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 = 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 »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV/AIDS. In 2003, two-thirds of U.S. AIDS cases in both women and children were among African-Americans. TRANSMISSION HIV is spread most commonly by having unprotected sex with an infected partner. The virus can enter the body through the lining... Read more »