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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Does moluscum mean I have compromised immune system?


 pineywoodsgal - Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:22 am

I have had one extramarital affair over the past year with someone who has other partners. I have been diagnosed with moluscum contagiosum and am treating it with Aldara. Other things I have noticed are swollen lymph nodes in my neck and hair breakage. I donated blood specifically to be tested for HIV but no results yet. I am on medication for hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, menopause and depression. I am 58. Should I visit my primary care. I have already seen my gynecologist.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 pm

User avatar Hello,
Contracting moluscum does not mean you necessarily have other underlying problems. The treatment you are using should be very effective. It is good to have other STD testing done but for your information, it is not recommended that you use blood donation for such. When you give blood, they do test but you should be responsible in having the testing done specifically through your doctor and not rely on these volunteer services, intended to help those who need blood. It is not an ethical use of the service and you should always answer the questions honestly for the safety of others who may have compromised immune systems.

Best wishes.

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