I am a 23 year old male who has broken out in a shingles rash beneath my left nipple. I was using Aldara cream to treat HPV and stopped about a month ago. While I was unfortunate enough to get HPV, I still consider myself low risk, that being I have had unprotected sex with women twice in the past year. Should these shingles be a warning sign of HIV? I have no other symptoms except the itching rash, but all I read about shingles is that they only happen in people with suppressed immune systems. Could it be the Aldara? I'm really confused, and quite frankly, a little scared too. Any insight you could provide on this matter would mean a lot. Thank-you!