advertisement
Question
Posted by: thulala | 2009/02/19

shingles

My mom has shingles, she went to the clinic and been told its shingles. it is from her hand to her arm right through the shoulder. I am worried it might be related to HIV cause she had a boyfriend and they were not using any protection. How or what can i do for her to do some test because she is telling me that it is stress related.

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

DearThutala
Not all shingles infections are due to being HIV positive although HIV positive people gets it easier. Does she have any other symptoms of HIV like losing weight, enlarged glands in the neck, under the arms or in the groin, chronic diarrhoea, trush infection in the mouth - if so, I think she needs a test.
Dr Bets

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement