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Shingles and STDs

  Hello Doctor,

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!

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I think you inadvertently posted in the derm support forum.... no doc here.
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