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Years Later Outbreak Of Shingles In Same Area

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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Stopped treatment and shingles outbreak

Hi Doc,I was on Combivir & Stocrin for about 6 years and have been undetectable all these while. Few months ago, my med has run out and I completely stopped all medications. About a month later, I had shingles outbreak that lasted for more than...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.If you've been off your HIV meds for several months, it's probable that your virus is back and your CD4 count is declining. The fact that you seem to be having a lengthy bout of shingles and oral herpes is... 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
Hi,1. Could you be a long-term non-progressor? Perhaps. The only way to know is to follow your lab tests for a "long term." Right now, your counts look quite good! Let's hope they stay that way!2. Anemia in the setting of HIV disease... Read more »

two episodes of shingles

I am a 26 year old female, otherwise healthy, who developed shingles in a small area on the outside of my left thigh- was put on acyclovir, 800 mg 5X day- seemed to respond well. However, a week after ending the acyclovir therapy, developed a...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Shingles cannot be transmitted to others, but if your contacts have never had chicken pox, they may get that from you (shingles is just reactivated chicken pox, so you have to get chicken pox first.) It is a bit unusual to have 2 episodes so close... Read more »

Shingles=HIV ? (SHINGLES, 2009)

Hi,i'm 24 and was diagnosed w/ shingles after I developed a small circular rash on my shoulder. I got tested for HIV the same day but I feel like these are longest 2 weeks of my life. I haven't been sick nor have I had any abnormal female...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Does a routine case of shingles mean HIV??? No. A routine case of shingles means a routine case of shingles and nothing more. See below.Dr. Bobplease dr bob.. 3rd time askin.. am i still freakin or hiv? (SHINGLES)Feb 20, 2008 dr bob.. i have... Read more »
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25 years later I'm still here

Posted by bradford, 4 Replies
I don't recall the exact day I found out I was infected with HIV, it was sometime in 1984. The day that stands out most for me is November 28th 1985.

On November 28th 1985, I was told by my doctor to inform my family, arrange my finances and funeral,... Read more »

Life with meds years later

Posted by riverprincess, 10 Replies
I'm looking to find info from others that have been on meds for the past 10 - 20 years. I'm curious to see what have been your long term effects on the body. I have been on meds for 15 years now and haven't been able to find any real answers as to... Read more »

shingles

Posted by butchcat
I had shingles afew years back, and occaisionally I'll get one or two "mini" blisters in the same area...also with some numbness or tingling. Has anyone out there had the same experience? Wondering if this is just long-term side effects or something... Read more »

SHINGLES -- PLEASE RESPOND

Posted by scaredtodeath, 2 Replies
I hope someone will respond and let me know if I really have something to be worried about. I recently have had sex with two people in the past six weeks. With both guys I performed oral sex on them (without ejaculation) and had protected... Read more »