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Molluscum Contagiosum And Hiv

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Molluscum contagiosum and HIV

Hello Doctor, I have been diagnosed as HIV+ in Nov 2011. My CD4 was 218 and VL was 44000 at that time. My doctor asked to to get tested for HIV when she noticed Molluscum contagiosum (only 2 or 3 )on my face. I started ART from then and got tested...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
I am glad you got tested right away, your doctor was on top of things.It is true that as your immune system gets back into balance the molluscum may improve, but sometimes they need specific treatment too. I have seen the spots "flare up"... Read more »

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Molluscum Contagiosa

Posted by SoHush, 1 Reply
Can somebody explain this to me
is it a STD or is it a definite sign of HIV infection.

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I tested neg at 3 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... Read more »

Molluscum and HIV

Posted by xrayvison, 4 Replies
Well I am wondering how the two are connected if at all. I mainly have them on my scrotum and a few on my penis. I am possibly concerned I might have a few on my face but I honestly don't know if thats what they are or not on my face. But I read... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I should have my results tommorow, I know they are positive. I think I have molluscum all over my genitals. This is without a doubt the worst night of my life, I have to try and sleep while awaiting the results that will shape the rest of my life, I... Read more »