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Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
Abstinence or correct condom use may help to prevent the transmission of this viral infection from one person to the next if the lesion is on the penis alone (this is rarely the case). The problem is that molluscum are rarely limited to the genital area alone and this disease is not necessarily sexually transmitted, so direct contact with anybody who has it can lead to infection. Our typical advice is; when practical avoid skin to skin contact until all lesions are treated and resolved. This can often be accomplished by the use of clothing - wear clothes that strategically cover affected sites until there are none left. For example, wear a t-shirt and underwear during sexual relations if your molluscum are in the pubic, groin or buttock region. This helps!