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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Should be ok: If a person had shingles or chicken pox in the past, she can no longer catch the virus from another person. However, if a person has no good immunity ... Read More

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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
53 years experience Dermatology
Shingles: Shingles comes only in people who once had chicken pox. You can catch chicken pox, usually as a child, if you are exposed to another child whol is sic ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Too important: Your request is too important to pass on even though it's confusing. If you're asking about chances of having contracted HIV 4 mths ago, definitely ha ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
No: You could certainly be pregnant condoms are not hundred percent effective recheck your pregnancy test every few days until you have a normal.Menses . ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Shingles: Is not likely related to oral sex one month ago. If you are worried about hiv, get tested!
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: The debris from the shingles sores can give chickenpox to a susceptible person.The shingles patient is not secreting the germ in their saliva, as they ... Read More
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Dr. Armando Russo
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You should wait: As with any viral skin disease, contact with the "sore" can spread the virus ( in your case varicella zoster) to someone who never was exposed.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV testing: First. It is not appropriate for your doctors not to be doing the right testing in this situation. You should be offered and HIV RNA test. Not just an ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
No: Herpes zoster (shingles) is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes but rare: Shingles, which is a reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus. Most people are infected with the virus as children and it lays dormant in our ne ... Read More
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