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Cmv Retinitis Treatment

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Disability and CMV retinitis

I am a 48-year old female working 30 hours a week as a special education teacher confultant. From 1995-1998 (pre-protease days), I was on total disability (through employer's LTD and SSDI) due to AIDS (T4 of 13) + bilateral CMV retinitis. I...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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Work your doctors (internist, retina specailist, etc.) to complile the necessary medical back-up to apply for SSDI. It is not uncommon dfor Social Secuirty to deny the initial application. However, many times it is granted upon appeal. So if you... Read more »

multiple drug resistance, poor response, cmv retinitis returns

I've been off antivirals now for 5 months, after genotype and phenotype show no viable combinations... Read more »

cmv reactivated

Dr. Keith i would like to ask, if for the first few months of taking arv meds i did pretty... Read more »
Articles
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

The Cost of Prevention and Treatment of CMV Retinitis

...information on cost. Cidofovir has not been compared to either ganciclovir or foscarnet in clinical trials. Any cost analysis of CMV retinitis treatment must make assumptionsabout the cost of anti-CMV drugs, drugs to treat side effects of... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of CMV Retinitis

...among the most common opportunistic infections in patients with AIDS [Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc, 93, 623, 1995]. The incidence of CMV retinitis is approximately 10% per year in patients with CD4 counts Oral Ganciclovir Oral ganciclovir has been... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Improved Treatment of CMV Retinitis

...the most feared opportunistic pathogens. The daily intravenous infusions that were once required to slow the progression of CMV retinitis exacted a heavy toll, both in dollars and in quality of life, and patients were justly apprehensive about... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval Letter for the Use of Vitravene Injection for the Local Treatment of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis

...patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who are intolerant of or have a contraindication to other treatment(s) for CMV retinitis. We have completed the review of this application, as amended, and have concluded that adequate... 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 Read more »

support groups for people with CMV and blindness?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hey everybody, I'm living in Miami Beach in Florida, and have CMV Retinitis. I was wondering if anybody out there knows of, or might want to start, a support group or organizations for people with CMV Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...What kinds of AIDS complications do you see? Suprunenko: Tuberculosis is number one, toxoplasmosis, esophageal candidiasis, CMV retinitis and pneumocystis. With regard to antiretroviral therapy, we see peripheral neuropathy and lactic acidosis... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...does anyone have any personal experience with cmv retinitis? I could use some advice. Read more »