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Clinical Significance Of Cytomegalovirus In Newborn

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

... What Is CMV? How Is CMV Treated? Can CMV Be Prevented? How Do I Choose a Treatment for CMV? The Bottom Line What Is CMV? Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic infection. The virus is very common. Between 50% and 85% of the US population tests positive for CMV by the time they are 40 years old. A healthy immune system keeps this virus in check. When the immune defenses
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spitting on penis (SALIVA, 2009)

dear doc,i have read your site and you are doing a great job by helping out people in need and i would like to donate to your foundation. but presently i have got sleepless nights. i was having mutual masturbation with a prostitute and she spit on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that these moms had bleeding gums and transmitted the virus via blood, rather than saliva. Also, it's important to note that newborn infants have different immune mechanisms than adults. The immaturity of their immune systems may well put them at... Read more »

No Surprise

Just as I suspected, Dr. Boob doesn't have the answer....you have based your medical career on an unproven thoery.....Bravo! George Clooney would be very proud of you!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immunosuppressive therapy. Similar results have been reported from other studies (Vermund et al. NEJM 1993;328:442; NIAID, 1995).Newborn infants have no behavioral risk factors for AIDS, yet many children born to HIV-infected mothers have... Read more »

Water sports, safe or not?

Dr. FrascinoIn a past "ask the experts" someone had asked if water sports were safe. You responded (and I am paraphrasing) that urine was sterile and could not transmit std's. I have since read and discussed with my MD, that CMV is often cultured...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Pediatrician a career path I followed prior to continuing on with my postdoctoral studies in the field of Adult and Pediatric Clinical Immunology, Allergy and Asthma and subsequently moving into the field of HIV medicine. I have many vivid... Read more »

CMV prevention for newly pos. NICU RN

Thank you so much for being such a great source for questions! I'm a 29 y/o male and have been working as an RN in the NICU for 3 years. Last month I tested positive for HIV. I've been using this site to gather data to back-up my beliefs that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Pediatrician a career path I followed prior to continuing on with my postdoctoral studies in the field of Adult and Pediatric Clinical Immunology, Allergy and Asthma and subsequently moving into the field of HIV medicine. I have many vivid... Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...Medicines to Treat CMV? What About Resistance? What Research Is Being Done on CMV? The Bottom Line Introduction Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. It can infect people of all ages, including unborn babies. Once a person... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...immunosuppressive therapy. Similar results have been reported from other studies ( Vermund et al. NEJM 1993;328:442; NIAID , 1995). Newborn infants have no behavioral risk factors for AIDS, yet many children born to HIV-infected mothers... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Participating in a Clinical Trial

...sometimes cannot participate in trials during the first three months of pregnancy, because of the risk of birth defects for their newborn child. Trials are carried out at different hospitals, research centers and clinics throughout the world.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Clinical Trials FAQ

... What Is a Clinical Trial? Can Anyone Join a Clinical Trial? What Are Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria? What Is Informed Consent? Does Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

After 15 Months Just Tested POS!!!

Posted by pozsailor1, 5 Replies
...NO NOT HIV, thank God! Pos for CMV. I don't know what that means for me now, but as I've been telling numerous Docs all along there is something wrong with me. Read more »

Significant risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
thought i'd let ya know that as i researched Dr. Bob he stated that a significant risk, or high risk exposure would be a deep puncture wound (needle) from a known hiv infected person. or unprotected anal sex with an hiv positive person. Read more »

Night sweats and your significant other

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
I am having night sweats again. For the unitiated these are profound perspirations that occur at night that leave your PJs and sheets wringing wet. Not so bad in itself, but what to do if you share your bed with someone? I wear cotton PJs to bed... Read more »