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Molluscum Contagiosum

Hi,

I just got diagnosed with Molluscum contagiosum near genital area. I also took blood test for HIV however I am waiting for my result. I have mostly near pubic hair and some about 5 or 6 in genital area. They are about white, pointy, 2 to 6 mm in diameter. First time I saw those when I decided to shave my pubic hair in first week of jan. I went to see my Primary Care after a week he told me it is folliculitis. I waited a month but no resolution or going away so I decided to see a dermatologist and he diagnose the MC. He used liquid nitrogen to freeze those and prescribe me Aldara. As far as I know, MC is not spreading anywhere it been in one place for a month about 20 or 30. My questions are as follows:

1)I don't have any girlfriend neither I am sexually active at all. last time I had sex was in last summer 2008. So, I don't know how I got those.
2) Second, what are chances of me having HIV seens I didn't see any symptoms or signs?
3) How effective Liquid nitrogen and aldara therapy is? and When I will start seeing those going away after I have started therapy of liquid nitrogena and Aldara like two days ago.

I will appreciate if I can get a help on it. Because, I am so scare and I dont know where this came from. I  am so emotionally brokedown right now.

Thank You.



This discussion is related to Molluscum contagiosum, Herpes, or Genital Warts.
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Hello,
It is true that molluscum spreads through sexual contact,but It can spread through direct contact or shared items such as clothing or towels.Secondly,the symptoms are suggestive of molluscum and not HIV. Many people do not develop symptoms after they first get infected with HIV. Others have a flu-like illness within several days to weeks after exposure to the virus. They complain of fever, headache, tiredness, and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck.
Thirdly,molluscum is mostly self limiting,but cryotherapy or liquid nitrogen may also be employes.The lesions usually fall off after a few applications. Other modes of treatment include physical destruction or manual extrusion of the lesions, cryotherapy, and curettage.Don’t worry as many methods of treatment are available and many of them are quite successful.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing and if you have any additional queries.
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To Kindd,

Thank You So Much for your reply. It really help me a lot and to relax my anxieties abou this MC. I really appreciate it. I will keep you posted on it.

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