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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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how to diagnose CMV retinitis?

dear doctor ,,,I have symptoms in my eyes ,,but if I go to eye doctor how he will diagnose that I have CMV retinitis?is it by blood test only ? I mean if I did blood test for CMV ,,,if both IgG and IgM CMV test came positive ,,does this mean that I...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The only way to diagnose CMV retinitis is to have an exam by an eye doctor experienced in treating HIV+s. The blood tests merely tell whether you have been exposed to CMV recently (IgM) or in the past (IgG). People who are IgG+ are at risk for... Read more »

HIV and CMV (CMV)

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
Hello,Because your dad is HIV positive and now has CMV (cytomegalovirus), he meets the definition for AIDS. I'll reprint below some information about CMV from the archives. I encourage you to review the wealth of information on this site. It... Read more »

CMV still common with Hart? How do you prevent it?

Dear experts,How do you explain this article on CMV visual loss being common in Hart era, does this often still occur with individuals using Hart?What can one do to prevent this from occuring to themselves. Thanks.BartCMV-related visual loss...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The visual loss that Dr. Freeman and his colleagues describe is due to the (hyper)activity of the immune system following HIV therapy and not to CMV itself. It is thought that as the immune system improves with HIV therapy it reacts to some... Read more »

RETINITIS

What are the symptoms of Cytomegalo virus retinis in HIV+ and why is it that difficult to get information about itAS IT IS A SERIOUS CONDITION AND i DOUBT THAT patients know about it.Dr.F.Booyens...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dr. Booyens, Thanks for your post and questions.Cytomegalovirus is a common infectious complication among persons with advanced immunosuppression, including HIV/AIDS. Among HIV-infected persons, CMV can cause end-organ disease of the retina, brain... 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 + high CD4

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if it is even remotely possible to have CMV retinitis at a CD4 of over 600 (37%)? I have had floaters for almost 5 months and the opthamologist says that I have a little retina thining but no disease. I have tested neg for HIV a... Read more »

CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
What is Cytomegalovirus, (CMV)?

CMV is a common virus that infects most people at some time during their lives but rarely causes obvious illness. It is a member of the herpes virus family. Other members of the herpes virus family cause chickenpox,... Read more »

cmv/hiv coinfection

Posted by frankie7878, 2 Replies
My girlfriend has cmv from a liver transplant and I allso got it from her. than we broke up and I had sex with a woman who had hiv unprotected. I started to get sore trqot and puss right after and had to go on antibitics. than I went back with my... Read more »