Molluscum Contagiosum And Hiv

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Does having Molluscum Contagiosum mean I'm HIV+?

If one has been diagnosed with Molluscum Contagiosum on their inner thighs and buttocks, is this a clear indicator that they are infected with HIV?
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center caused by a type of wart virus and is spread from touching the skin of another person with the virus. It is not related to HIV (a completely different virus). They can both be spread sexually. If you are concerned about HIV, rather than... Read more »

please please answer my question (MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM)

dr. bob first i have to say that this is great work that you do here, my situation is the following... 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 »
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 »
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 »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Everyone SHOULD read CRNEG post. The window period actually is over a year. Not six months, just a year. And all the people who says just three months? No in Europe? 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 »

do I have ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...a 21 year old female and I had unprotected sex about 7 months ago and I don't know if the guy was HIV+. I was diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum a couple of months ago which started me thinking about HIV. I also have had many yeast infections,... Read more »
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