What are the risk factors for molluscum contagiosum in patients with HIV?

Updated: Aug 09, 2018
  • Author: Ashish C Bhatia, MD, FAAD, FACMS; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Patients generally have a low CD4 count, with the severity of infection being inversely related to the count.

Patients who are poorly compliant or noncompliant with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for the treatment of HIV are at an increased risk, as are patients who have multiple sexual partners. The frequency of unprotected sex also increases the risk of transmission.


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