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Old 05-27-2011, 06:33 AM   #1
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Contagious Question

I've been diagnosed with an early stage of shingles. It's a few bumps on my leg that are just itchy. I'm taking Valtrex 3 times a day. I know I am contagious to anyone who hasn't had chicken pox or the chicken pox vaccine. My question is about those who have had chicken pox. Can contact with me awaken the strain in them? Obviously I won't let anyone touch the spots. But what about kissing? Can something be passed through saliva? Can it be passed if i touch someone? I have a very busy memorial day weekend coming up, and I'll be seeing friends and family. They have all had chicken pox or the vaccine. I read online that you can't pass shingles to anyone who has had chicken pox, but I was just wondering and trying to be careful.

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