My Husband Had Shingles

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Registered: 11-17-2007
My Husband Had Shingles
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Mon, 10-26-2009 - 8:21am
so does that mean i have acquired passive immunity to shingles? i had CP as a child. And will the vaccine help him prevent future outbreaks?
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Registered: 06-24-2008
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 8:54am

You can still get shingles. Shingles is only contagious in the sense that it can cause chickenpox in a person who's never had it, IF they come in direct contact with open sores. You do not gain any "immunity" from being in the presence of someone with a shingles outbreak.

He can have the singles vaccine if he's already had an outbreak, and it should protect him against future outbreaks.




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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-17-2007
Mon, 10-26-2009 - 10:44pm
i forgot to write in my OP that about a week after his shingles was in full swing, i came down with a herpes outbreak as well,,, i think the two are connected. I know they are both of the varicella zoster virus family..same as chicken pox. Wheres the vaccine for herpes? i had bad results with antiviral meds. Not that i think a vaccine would be any better..i'm just surprised they havent invented one yet.
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Registered: 06-16-2009
Tue, 10-27-2009 - 1:03am

If you touched the blisters you were exposed to the VZV and have probably boosted your immunity.

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-28-2009 - 5:15pm

GSK has developed a

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-17-2007
Wed, 10-28-2009 - 5:31pm
that is for women who are not infected. ANd if they take the vaccine they could become infected anyway, imo.
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Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 10-28-2009 - 5:48pm
Oh I wasn't making any claims otherwise.

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