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re: CMV
Jan 29, 2002

I am HIV+. If I have been exposed to CMV is it treatable/cureable?

(I'm the one that asked about CMV yesterday)

Response from Dr. Feinberg

CMV is never "curable" in the sense that you rid your body of it forever, but it is treatable. Like HIV, you use medicines to suppress its growth. If you are contracting CMV for the first time, that is a different situation medically than if you had been infected previously and it is now reactivating from its dormant state. See your doctor-- there are simple blood tests you can get that can distinguish new from old CMV infection.

Decreasing RAtio....Please comment
No antibodies

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