Hello Dr. I am a 43 years old hispanic male. About 6 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a prostitute. During that time I was feeling physically strong and in good shape. Also, before, during and after the time I had unprotected sex, I was under a lot of emotional stress to the point that I was not sleeping well. Six weeks after having unprotected sex, I had shingles. While I had the shingles I was feeling well, strong, not tired and continued doing my daily activities, I did not have any other symptoms or abnormalities with my body besides the shingles. The shingles lasted three weeks and now I feel fine, no scars and I feel physically good. I am terrified that everything I have read about shingles, HIV is mentioned. I know an HIV test is the best way to find out but I also wanted to get your professional opinion. Should I be very concerned?