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Hi, I'm 53 yr old female, had a case of shingles. Jan. of this year. dr prescribed Valacyclovir

Had follow up 3 wks after treatment completion. (I also have lupus - since 1993) Now I find myself with the shingles once again. Dr prescribed Valacylovir as before with Zovirax 5% cream this time. This is my 4th time with shingles in a year. I've had HIV testing Feb 2015 during my yearly exam, tested negative. Why do I keep getting the shingles. I'm told because I'm under 60 years old I'm too young, I can not get the vaccine. I am afraid to have intercourse with my boy friend.  Please advise.


Related Topics: Shingles, Lupus
 

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Hi found you this link its a forum all with the same problem as you, packed with some good info you may be able tom use.

http://patient.info/forums/discuss/sharing-my-experience-recurring-shingles-20440

Just copy link into google to open and read.

Do hope it is of help.

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