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Years Later Outbreak Of Shingles In Same Area

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...cause outbreaks around the mouth, on the face, neck, and scalp, in and around the ear, or at the tip of the nose. Shingles outbreaks are almost always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched, someone with shingles might develop a skin infection. This...
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SHINGLES AND CD4 COUNT.

Hello There, Doctor.I have developed a case of shingles since 7 days ago with the typical burning sensation, etc.. I got the skin lesions on my left arm and my Dr. prescribed 1 mg of acyclovir twice daily and cream on the lesions. My last labs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your counts are reasonable and viral load, undetectable. Shingles outbreaks limited to one side of the body and one specific area ("dermatome") are the "usual" type. In patients with deficient immune systems, shingles often is much more extensive... Read more »

SHINGLES?

Hi Doc,You truly are an amazing human being and I find your sense of humuor very amusing. Thanks for all the wonderful work that you do, and may GOD bless you.My question is,I was diagnosed with HIV 5 years ago, and I keep on getting this little red...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey African Lady,It's always difficult to diagnose any kind of rash over the Internet, as I am unable to visually examine the area in question. What you describe does not sound like shingles (herpes zoster). However, it may be a herpes simplex... 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 »

Anemia, Fatigue & Shingles

First, thanks for the great services you guys offer on this website.I have been hiv +-tive for not less then 10 years...This is beacuse I have been in a monogamous relationship with my hubby since 1992 and he tested negative. My lab results (October...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...more extensive than the usual variety. I am unable to comment specifically about your case, as I don't know the extent of your outbreak or the status of your immune system at that time. The good news is that it apparently resolved and hasn't... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the mouth area. HSV is a very common disease. Approximately 45 million people in the US... 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 »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...can appear nearly anywhere in your body. It can occur in an organ like the liver, in lymph nodes, in nerve fibers, and even in areas outside organs like your immune system. Inflammation can be acute or chronic . Acute inflammation is when... Read more »
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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 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 »

My sister is HIV+ and has shingles

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...lot and leave messages on her phone that I love her, am thinking of her and am here for her. She has been distant for several years now, even though she just finally admitted to being positive. She says she does not want to make HIV her life,... Read more »

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 »