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May 5, 2011

What are the symptoms of Cytomegalo virus retinis in HIV+ and why is it that difficult to get information about itAS IT IS A SERIOUS CONDITION AND i DOUBT THAT patients know about it.Dr.F.Booyens

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Dr. Booyens,

Thanks for your post and questions.

Cytomegalovirus is a common infectious complication among persons with advanced immunosuppression, including HIV/AIDS. Among HIV-infected persons, CMV can cause end-organ disease of the retina, brain and colon (among other sites). Fortunately, CMV is less common today in the high-income countries as it was before effective HIV treatment.

There is a wealth of information on CMV. Here's the link to TheBody.com's CMV resources list.

I hope that this is helpful. BY



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