I have Psoriasis and she has Shingles...
I have a small patch of Psoriasis and my fiance has a small patch of shingles on her back. She went to the doctor they did an HIV test. We get the results next week but we are both extrememly nervous. I've read that Shingles is possible for ANYONE to get, healthy immune system or not...but I also read that Shingles is more common in HIV. There is so much conflicting information that it's easy to get confused. I also read that Shingles in HIV + people usually occurs when TCell counts are pretty low, which would mean that we had this for a long time. The longest we could POSSIBLY have had HIV would be 3 years.
Anyway, Psoriasis is said to be an immune disorder and I'm just connecting the dots.
Do you think it's a coincidence or a sure sign that we are HIV+?
Would her Shingles be worse if it were HIV related?