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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 for Children Your CD4 Cell Counts How Can I Get the Medicines to Treat CMV? What About Resistance? What Research Is Being Done on...
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cytomegalovirus

My husband was just dignosed with CMV. We need basic information about the disease. He does not have HIV. Could you please list the casues, symptoms, treatment, duration, etc. Is this likely to flare up again, or it is a one time virus that...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Unfortunately, your question is too long and too complex to answer in this forum. You can certainly get basic information from any general medical or infectious diseases textbook. CMV is not confined to people with damaged immune systems, but they... Read more »

Confused in Fort Worth (HIV STATISTICS, 2009)(HIV STATISTICS, 2009)

Hey there Doctor Frascino,Been on your site over the years and am still a bit confused and concerned, even after reading through the archives. Can you try to clarify something for me. I have avoided sex over the years due to my fears but as I age,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The HIV-risk statistics I quote are merely statistical estimates that give relative risk. They are not meant to be applied to a specific coupling to gage actual risk. Rather they help advise someone of the relative risk of one type of activity... Read more »

Ironic? or I being stupid I need your comfort and voice of reason (SWEAT) (HIV BASICS)

Dear Doctor Bob,I have been going through s lot these pat few months due to a stupid mistake. I recently went to have an hiv test done it came out negative wohoo after 3 months!!! The councilor I talked to shook my hands had sweaty palms, Since the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your fears are completely unwarranted. HIV is not transmitted by sweat! Be reasonable. If HIV were so easily transmitted, it would have wiped out the entire planet years ago. See below.Dr. BobHIV infection by sweatMay 6, 2007 Doc, I just read on... Read more »

HIV FROM DANCING (SWEAT) (HIV BASICS)

while dancing at a local club here in south beach i was walking the dancefloor and was hit in the eye by another gay mans sweat as he danced and shaked.if he is poz what is the odd?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The information you request was already waiting for you in the archives. (See below.) And just for emphasis, even if the hottie on the dance floor covered you in sweat, tears, snot, pee, poop and vomit, you still would not be at risk for HIV... Read more »
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Basic Facts for the worried wells

Posted by rjasin123, 3 Replies
I posted this on another website, and it helped folks there so here goes.

1. Handjobs are non risk.

2. Insertive oral is theoretcial risk only, with no documented cases.

3. A PCR conducted at 28 days is the next best thing to an all clear.

4. At 13... Read more »

HIV Statistics

Posted by Anonymous
Where can I find statistics on HIV infection in the Navy broken down to different demographic levels? In particular, the number of women that are in the navy and have HIV.

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1 in 500 statistic

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hello thank you for taking the time to read this , could someone please tell me where the statistic came from that says that there is a one chance in 500 in getting hiv from a female to male transmission. i am concerned as i had unprotected sex with... Read more »

ARS statistics

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is the most common symptom of ARS ? Is it fever, sore throat , enlarged lymph nodes, sweating???? What do the statistics say ?????

Is having a sore throat after possible exposure a sign of ARS???

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