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15 Nov 2004

Shingles
I'm hiv+ and have had shingles for the third time now. Why is this happening? It's very painfull and uncomfortable. Does it have to be this often? I take Procidyn and vitamin C & I try to eat as healthy as possible. Kindly advise on how I should treat these painfull blisters on my body. Also is there something to help fade the scares that are left on my body.

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01 Jan 0001

You need to go and see your doctor and have your immunestatus cheked. Your CD4 count may be low and you need to go on antiretroviral treatment.
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