Jan 7, 1999
HI, SOMEONE WROTE IN THAT THEY WERE TESTING NEGATIVE ON HIV TESTS BUT POS ON CMV. COULD YOU DESCRIBE THE SYMPTOMS OF CMV?THIS GUY MENTIONED SOME OF HIS SYMPTOMS AND THEY SOUNDED PRETTY BAD, I THOUGHT CMV COULD ONLY CAUSE SUCH SYMPTOMS IF IMMUNE SYSTEM WAS UNDER STRESS FROM HIV, ETC. WOULD HIS SYMPTOMS STILL BE LINGERING AFTER ONE YEAR?(I THINK HE SAID ONE YEAR) ONE MORE THING:IF A PERSON WAS IMNFECTED WITH CMV AND HIV AT SAME TIME WOULD THIS CAUSE DELAYED POSITVE TEST RESULT WITH ELISA AND P24?I THOUGHT I READ SOMEWHERE IT CAN CAUSE A DELAY IN ANTIBODY PRODUCTION.??? DOES CMV CAUSE A RASH ALSO? BYE!!!!!
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Almost all of us were infected with CMV as small children. When people get HIV or are immunosuppressed because of cancer, transplants, etc, CMV disease is "reactivated". If one acquires CMV as an adult for the first time (no HIV), they can get very sick with a mono-like syndrome, flu, hepatitis, meningitis, etc. It would be unlikely, though possible, that someone would get infected with HIV and CMV at the same time. It is conceivable that with simultaneous duel infection antibody development would be delayed as the body trys to fiht both infections. Unlikely, but possible, that CMV causes a rash. MH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Tingling In Fingers A Symptom Of HIV?
- Black Spots After Anal Fingering Worried I Have HIV
- Bloody Nose After Vaginal Sex With Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Itchy Testicles After Touching Used Condom Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Sore Testicles After Lap Dance Worried I Have HIV
- Sore Throat After Swallowing Blood Worried I Have HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.