Is Molluscum Contagiosum A First Indication Of Hiv

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Dr. BobThis forum you have created is incredible. Just reading the different posts helps with needed information. Thank you for all you do.No sex police with me (hetero) but I can say no condom failures BUT small 3 hr old paper slices / dried...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Molluscum is not "indicative" of HIV. Molluscum is an entirely different disease. See below. In someone who is immune compromised molluscum contagiosum and be more severe, persistent and difficult to treat.2. Should you be worried about HIV? No,... Read more »

I need help please (MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM, 2010)

About 2-3 months ago I came down with a case of Molluscum. I was orginally diagonised with... Read more »

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International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Smallpox Vaccination and the Patient With HIV/AIDS

...clinical experience is nil for cidofovir treatment of vaccinia and related poxviruses with the exception of topical use for molluscum contagiosum. 24 A study of immunodeficient mice challenged with cowpox showed cidofovir failed to prevent... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...some of the most common organisms. Bacterial infections may be treated with drugs such as ciprofloxacin. Molluscum ContagiosumMolluscum contagiosum is a skin infection caused by a virus of the same name. It... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...Is Molluscum Treated? Can Molluscum Be Prevented? Drug Interaction Problems The Bottom Line What Is Molluscum? Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection. It is caused by a virus. Molluscum causes small bumps (lesions) to appear on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? Some people who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) get health problems even though their HIV comes under control. An infection that they previously had might return. In other cases, they develop a new disease.... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Question for the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...likely to present itself and resolve within 12 hours, or would food poisoning most likely be the culprit. In addition, would HIV lipodistrophy present itself within 3 years of contracting well as molluscum, floaters, and neuropathy? ... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...months..... and many will say that's all I need, and not to worry. Now, at almost a year after the possible exposure, I have molluscum all over my inner forearms. a dozen or more on my trunk. All over. They are small, barely noticable, but there... Read more »

Crazy again

Posted by crazy_person I've seen online. Plus, I've developed peripheral neuropathy and have been diagnosed with candida esophagitis and molluscum contagiosum. Is it possible that I have a rare strain of HIV that is not being picked up by the current testing... Read more »
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