Is Shingles Related To Sexually Transmitted Disease At All? What About Incourse With Someone Who Has Shingles?


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Meg Hayes answered
Shingles is caused by the Varicella-Zoster virus which is the same virus that develops into chickenpox. Once you have had chickenpox, it is possible to develop shingles later in life or the virus can be passed to someone who hasn't had chickenpox by direct contact to the open sores of the shingles rash. While shingles also goes by the name Herpes Zoster, it is not to be directly confused with genital herpes which is from a slightly different strain of virus HSV.

However, the Shingles HPV Molluscum can be spread sexually and may or may not show up with symptoms such as the bumps that appear in the genital area of men and women. This is considered low-risk, although they may cause some discomfort and itching and could lead to cancer of the cervix, vulva, anus or penis but this is less likely than with other strains.

The key to minimising the chance of contracting the virus is just to avoid contact, sexual or otherwise with someone who has shingles. If you have a shingles rash on the upper face you should seek medical attention as it can cause serious eye damage or encephalitis, which is inflammation of the brain. Shingles can be treated with antiviral drugs such as acyclovir, famcyclovir or valacyclovir which may also help to reduce the painful after effects which can last for three to five weeks. Anti-depressants, anti-convulsants, steroids and topical agents can also be used.
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ray of light answered
Shingle is different to STDs caused by herpes. Although its virus is known as varicella-zoster virus,commonly known as herpes zoster, and belongs to the herps family, but it acts just like chicken pox. The appearance of this virus can be termed as "rebirth of the chicken pox virus". It only appears in the people who have already suffered from chicken pox. It is contagious only in the first stage, when the blisters are formed on the body. Once they are broken or healed, shingles becomes noncontagious. So if you even stay close to that person or have intercourse during the first stage of shingles, you will catch the virus(through the skin). But this virus will only cause chicken pox, not Shingles in the new person. And its not an STD. Even normal contact can get you this virus.
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Anonymous answered
Shingles is not a sexually transmitted disease. You get shingles when you have already had the chicken pox, and are again exposed to the virus. Usually people that are over 20 get shingles. They are contagious but only if you have had the chicken pox or are prone to get shingles.
If you are exposed and have not had chicken pox you may get them. Shingles is like a harsher version.

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