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Herpes zoster incidence higher among patients with HIV

January 28, 2015

Despite declining significantly in the era of ART, the incidence of herpes zoster among patients with HIV was still three times that of the general population, according to data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

“The risk of herpes zoster was associated with the degree of immunodeficiency and was greatly reduced by ART,” researchers from the Institut Pierre Louis d’Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique in Paris, wrote. “In addition, among ART-naive patients, we found that the risk of herpes zoster increased moderately during the first months of ART, before falling sharply thereafter.”

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