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CMV Infection In New Born Baby

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

... Table of Contents Introduction How Is CMV Spread? How Do I Prevent CMV Infection? How Can I Tell If I Have CMV Infection? How Do I Prevent CMV Disease? Can I Ever Stop Preventive Therapy How Can I Tell if I Have CMV Disease? How Do You Treat CMV Disease? Concerns for Pregnant Women Concerns
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Hi...My dad has been HIV+ for about 9 years now. He was diagnosed with ALL last year (which at this moment is currently in remission). He is currently taking maintence chemo pills and Atripla for his HIV. He was just told he has CMV. Is he in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ages, including unborn babies. Once a person gets CMV, it stays in his or her body for life. Medicines do not rid the body of CMV infection, but they are used to prevent and treat CMV disease. There are ways to prevent CMV disease. While the... Read more »

My husband CMV positive, I am negative, what about the Baby?

My husband of four years tested positive for CMV, but doctor says the virus is inactive. I tested negative.Is it posibble that I or the baby become infected with CMV when IVF is performed. Is there a way to detect whether the unborn child is...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...When a mother acquires cytomegalovirus infection for the first time during pregnancy, there is a risk of passing the infection to the baby in the womb, with subsequent development Read more »

CMV IgM positive treatment

i m tested & found to be CMV IgM positive after giving birth to child who didn't survive due to TORCH. Doctor told not to go for next pregnancy. Is there any effective treatment prior to planning pregnancy.?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...can result in a generalized infection; fetal death, mental retardation, or hearing loss are common sequellae of intrauterine CMV infection. CMV is a virus that is never cleared by infected individuals; however, recovery from acute infection is... Read more »

Can I pass CMV to my baby?

I was infected with CMV when I was born. I am 17 now and lead a complelty nromal life with no defects (hearing,eyes) that sort of thing and i was wondering if since my mom came in contact with someone who hade the chicken pox when she was pregnant...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...If your CMV infection isn't active, then you are unlikely to pass it on to your baby. (By the way, your mother didn't come into contact with chicken Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing Cytomegalovirus Infection

...or motor impairments. There is currently no vaccine against CMV, but the results of this trial show it is possible to prevent CMV infections through vaccination and that it may be possible to develop a vaccine to prevent congenital CMV. For more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent PCP in Children: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

...Tuberculosis: A Guide for Adults and Adolescents With HIV You Can Prevent Cryptosporidiosis You Can Prevent CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Infection You Can Prevent MAC Disease You Can Prevent PCP You Can Prevent PCP in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...restoration syndrome (see Fact Sheet 473 ). A recent study suggests that having active CMV makes it easier to pass HIV to others. CMV infection may cause ongoing inflammation (see Fact Sheet 484 ) even if you have no symptoms of CMV disease.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...Pneumocystis pneumonia), a lung infection, see Fact Sheet 515 ; KS (Kaposi's sarcoma), a skin cancer, see Fact Sheet 511 ; CMV (Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the eyes, see Fact Sheet 504 ; and Candida, a fungal... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

New Baby

Posted by jayinpdx, 2 Replies
...My sister just had a new baby. Unfortunatly I am not allowed to hold him because she is afraid that he will get HIV from me. I have told her time and again Read more »

CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
...chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis, fever blisters (herpes I) and genital herpes (herpes II) . Like other herpes viruses, CMV infection can become dormant for a while and may reactivate at a later time. The virus is carried by people and is not... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...number of available drugs help treat opportunistic infections. These drugs include * Foscarnet and ganciclovir to treat CMV (cytomegalovirus) eye infections * Fluconazole to treat yeast and other fungal infections * TMP/SMX... Read more »