Originally Posted by EagleRiverDee
Can you clarify your question?
Shingles usually occurs in older people who have had the chicken pox virus at some point in their lives.
I will provide a little more detail. There is a person who has herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE). I have FSGS (kidney disease) and Fibromyalgia, which have weakened my immune system. I had chicken pox when I was a child. Within days after exposure to the person with HSE, I have developed shingles, Herpes Zoster. I was just wondering if it was possible to have triggered my outbreak by being around the person with HSE or even touching something (ie: door handle). My guess is no, but I wanted to ask because both are in the herpes family. I have never had shingles until now.