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Cmv And Aids

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My husband has tested positive for CMV. Does this necessarily mean he has HIV? How else does CMV become active? His Dr. has said he may have had dormant mono or Epstein Barr...Does all this coincide with CMV?? He is getting an AIDS test....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
CMV is a viral infection, and you can certainly get it without having HIV or AIDS. In fact, AIDS patients who develop disease due to CMV are actually experiencing a recurrence of CMV that has been dormant in their bodies for a long time, usually... Read more »


I have AIDS - CD4 100VL 677000. Diagnosed HIV+ 1989. I think I could deal with anything but... Read more »


God Bless you Dr. Franscino for taking time to answer our questions! My brother who evidently has... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Important STDS

Chancroid    Cytomegalovirus Infections    Molluscum Contagiosum Pubic ("Crab") Lice    Scabies    HTLV-I and II As medical science has become more precise in diagnosing infectious diseases, the list of known sexually transmitted... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

The Cost of Prevention and Treatment of CMV Retinitis

The past several years have seen a greatly expanded arsenal of treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of CMV retinitis.In addition to intravenous foscarnet (Foscavir, Astra) and intravenous ganciclovir (Cytovene... Read more »
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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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Usted Puede Prevenir el CMV

La infección de CMV es muy común. Entre el 50 y el 85 por ciento de todos los estadounidenses contraen el CMV antes de llegar a los 40 años. El CMV puede causar retinitis (re-ti-ní-tis) en personas con el VIH, lo cual puede resultar en ceguera.... Read more »
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cmv retinitis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if you could have CMV retinitus for years without showing any other signs of HIV or AIDS?
I have read that it comes in the later stages, and I have had the symptoms for years but otherwise feel o.k

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CMV - I over came it last year but its back

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have aids and currently 43 tcells had CMV AND KS and was diagnoss with aids last december been pos17 years jan 21st.
I think the CMV is coming back my sight in my left eye is growing worse. Has anybody ever had CMV did you over come it. I Did last... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ive had all the hiv symptoms and tested neg at 4 months,but just tested pos for cmv.Ive heard with cmv the symptoms can be the same as hiv.Does anyone have or know much about cmv is it a serious disease and how long do symptoms last with it im still... Read more »

cmv follow up

Posted by Anonymous
I am not HIV positive. BUt my immune system seems to be beaten down pretty bad.

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