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CMV
Jan 28, 2002

What exactly is CMV?

If caught in the earliest stages is it treatable/cureable?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

CMV is short for cytomegalovirus, a virus in the Herpes family. It can cause a number of medical problems. In HIV-s CMV most commonly causes a mononucleosis-like syndrome. Once you've been infected with CMV, you have the virus for life. If your immune system is healthy, then the virus will just be dormant, but if your immune system is damaged by HIV or other medical problems, then CMV can reactivate and cause serious illness.


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