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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Address:

NIAID Communications and Government Relations

5601 Fishers Lane

MSC 9806

Bethesda, MD 20892-9806

Phone:

301-496-5717

Internet Address:

http://www.niaid.nih.gov

Description of Services Provided:

Look here for information about a variety of allergies, infections, and skin conditions, including shingles. This site provides a lot of information on research studies, including information for people interested in participating in the Shingles Prevention Study.

VZV (Varicella-Zoster Virus) Research Foundation

Address:

603 West 115 Street

Suite 371

New York, NY 10025

Phone:

212-222-3390

Description of Services Provided:

This website has several fact sheets about chicken pox, shingles, and postherpetic neuralgia, as well as a section answering frequently asked questions about these conditions. You can also look up information on current research studies, find out about upcoming conferences and symposia concerning research on varicella-zoster virus, and read a newsletter detailing recent research findings about varicella-zoster and the conditions it causes.

Last reviewed April 2016 by Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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