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.