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Molluscum Hiv Pos

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What Is Molluscum? How Does Molluscum Spread? How Do I Know if I Have Molluscum? How 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 the skin. Most of them are less than half an inch in diameter. They have a hard white core. Some lesions have a small...
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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
Hi,Are you back again so soon?1. 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... Read more »


Does a fortune 500 company have the right to terminate an HIV employee due to testing positive for marijuana use? Thank you....
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I need more information but depending on the state and the job, the answer could be yes.... Read more »

Molluscum & HIV

Dr. Gallant, I was diagnosed with molluscum about 6 years ago. Thelocation of the molluscum was on my trunk, so it wasbelieved to be caused by sexual intercourse. I treated it with anointment (can't recall the name) and it disappeared....
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
No, anyone can get molluscum. It just tends to be a little morewidespread, chronic, and difficult to treat in HIV-infected people.No, the virus that causes molluscum is a pox virus, and is notrelated to HPV.... Read more »

Molluscum Contagiousum and HIV

I know that this question can be answered by simply going to get an HIV test, but... I have been diagnosed with Molluscum Contagiousum then folliculitis... my dermatologist states that the M.C. may or may not be an STD of origin. I've had it...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Although molluscum are quite common in HIV'ers, most patients with molluscum do NOT have HIV. You indicate that you think you need to get HIV tested -- I would agree with that. The molluscum and the folliculitis you describe are extremely... Read more »
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HIV pos female looking to make genuine pos buddies

Posted by Ria, 3 Replies
Hi. Being detected with HIV kind of makes you feel lonely in a strange way, even though you still have the same family, the same friends around you, the same colleagues, everything....
I am here, not to get rid of the loneliness, but to be helped ... 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 »

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 »