Shingles Treatment

Shingles is a painful skin rash. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus. Shingles usually appears in a band, a strip, or a small area on one side of the face or body. It is also called herpes zoster.

Shingles is most common in older adults and people who have weak immune systems because of stress, injury, certain medicines, or other reasons. Most people who get shingles will get better and will not get it again.

You may qualify if:

  • At leasat 50 years of age
  • Are able to receive your first dose of study mediciation within 72 hours (3 days) of a possible shingles rash appearing
  • Have not received the shingles vaccine
  • Benefits of this Research Study

    If you qualify for this study you'll receive the following at no cost:

  • Study medication for shingles
  • Study-related care from a local doctor
  • Health insurance and referrals aren't required to participate.