Shingles at 31 years old?
May 22, 2002
Is it common for someone is their 30s to get shingles without having HIV?
Response from Mr. Kull
It is unusual for a person in their 30's who is otherwise healthy to have an outbreak of shingles. For this reason, doctor's who encounter a person like you usually assess the person for HIV risk and possibly recommend HIV testing if there is any possibility of HIV exposure. If you are at any risk for HIV infection, it is advisable that you get tested.
This does not mean that it is likely that you have HIV. Though shingles usually occurs in people over 50 or those who are immunocompromised (HIV, cancer, medications), anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk. It is not clear if stress can cause a shingles outbreak.
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