Hello. I am 48 year old male. I went to a dermatologist today and was diagnosed with Molluscum Contagiosum. It is a patch above my pubic hair, probably about 25 tiny spots and a few trailing down toward my penis, but not on my penis or its base. It has not spread too much but has not cleared either. She prescribed Aldara cream and, interestingly, Tagament.
I also have a case of Perleche on the corner of my mouth.
Both of these appeared a few days after a sexual encounter about 5 weeks ago, in which I had protected with condom sex with a female prostitute and I also performed unprotected oral sex on her. This is the only time my skin in that area has come in contact with someone else since 2 months previous to that (also protected sex with prostitute). In the last 9 months, the only other sexual contact i have had has been giving and receiving oral sex (unprotected) on males, about 5 times and one other episode of protected sex with prostitute.
Without even knowing my sexual history, the doctor said I need to take an HIV test, saying that Molluscum is an STD. I am a basket case now. I have read previous answers in this forum which minimize the possibility of receiving molluscum from sexual contact, but can you let me know exactly what the connection is? Is this an early indication of HIV? Also is Perleche an STD? Thank you.