you do not have a hiv concern.
Sounds nothing like HIV or Herpes. An STD would be on your testicles or penis.
Possibly you have an ingrown hair? Whatever it is...It's not HIV or an STD.
Believe me, if it were shingles, you'd know, it feels like a burning pain, like you know when you've burnt yourself with the iron or something. I am sure you know that shingles is a herpes virus, but its different from herpes simplex which you are worried about, I think its called Herpes Zoster, could be wrong.
Thank you so much for your replies!
so it doesn't even sound like HSV 2?
actually it has started burning, if it were bigger I am sure it would hurt more but due to the size of the rash the burning is likewise limited. My Doctor gave me anti-viral medication for shingles anyway. I am still really worried though, why would I at 32 yrs old have this (if it IS shingles)?
continue to see your doctor if you are having health problems.
it is NOT hiv related.
My shingles was the size of a bottle top, and burnt like a BBQ, believe me. Plus the anti-viral medication is only warranted if the mark is on your face!! You don't even need it.
The following antiviral medications are given in some cases for shingles Acyclovir, Famciclovir, or Valacyclovir, to reduce the pain and the duration of shingles.