I (age 32) had protected sex with a sex worker and then shortly afterwards (10 hours later) I developed a rash which later turned into the shingles. I am freaking out a bit. I got a OralQuick HIV test 5 days later (which I know is not long enough but I figured because of the shingles I would do it anyways.
So yes, your post does help to see others in my age bracket with the shingles and not HIV-related.
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