What is the prevalence of shingles in patients with HIV infection?

Updated: Jan 02, 2020
  • Author: Robert J Carpenter, DO, FACP; Chief Editor: John Bartlett, MD  more...
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Reactivation of varicella-zoster virus (shingles) occurs in 10-20% of patients infected with HIV. Onset of shingles indicates a modest decline in immune function and is often the first clinical indication of immunodeficiency.

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