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could i date my boyfriend after seven weeks of my shingles virus.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Usually yes, but...: Shingles blisters contain shingles virus, which is the same as chicken pox virus. So, if he is immune to chicken pox because he had it when he was younger, or because he got 2 doses of the chicken pox vaccine, then he shouldn't catch another person's shingles or another's chicken pox. His immunity status can easily be checked by a blood test. If his immune system is poor, other rules may apply.

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