Molluscum Contagiosum Topic Guide
Molluscum Contagiosum: Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a skin rash caused by a virus first described in 1817. It is a member of the poxvirus family. Symptoms and signs include white, pink, or flesh-colored dome-shaped lesions with a waxy surface. Molluscum contagiosum typically resolves on its own.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are among the most common infectious diseases in the United States. STDs can be spread through any type of sexual activity involving the sex organs, the anus or mouth, or through contact with blood during sexual activity. Examples of STDs include chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, syphilis, genital herpes, genital warts, hepatitis B, trichomoniasis, pubic lice (crabs), and scabies. Treatment is generally with antibiotics; however, some STDs that go untreated can lead to death.