A primary outbreak, if it is going to happen, is defined as something that happens within 2-10 days, usually, of first infection. This is not true for you. What you are describing might be first RECOGNIZED outbreak – see the difference? It really doesn’t matter much though
You would not achieve and index value of >5 in one week. It takes a while to get to that index value.
Now that you know that you are infected, you may recognize an outbreak or you may not have any outbreaks.
Only a person with decreased kidney function needs to be concerned about the dosing of the antivirals. This is something you should discuss with your prescribing clinician.
Depending upon your age, the shingles vaccine is appropriate. If you are taking daily antiviral therapy, you need to stop about 5 days in advance as this is a life vaccine and not take medication for two weeks afterwards.
Yes, one in 6 adults in the US