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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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