ı was diagnosed with 20 molluscum on the groin are the starting point of the penis..I had cryotherapy some lesions died and new ones seem to be there..also it became very itchy...I have heard skin rashes are a symptom of hiv and can this also be a symptom? I had 2 tests for hiv on 85 and 95 days after sex..the first test states Anti.Hiv(chemiluminescence or similar)=0.15 NEGATIVE...and the test on 95 days states Anti.Hiv 1+2= 0.03 NEGATIVE...is it possible that rashes could develop under molluscum and could occur after 100 days of possible infection..are my negative tests accurate or should I worry about hiv? Sincerely
Welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you out.
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. It is true that HIV people often have molluscum rashes but it is not true vice versa.
HIV tests may show accuracy after 6 weeks to 6 months as HIV antibodies take time to develop in the body. So get repeat tests done after 6 months. Confirmation can only done by specific tests for HIV like western blot,PCR and ELISA.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
what do you mean by "It is true that HIV people often have molluscum rashes but it is not true vice versa."? do you mean that people who has molluscum do not have rashes? and only with the people with hiv does?
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