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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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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 »

CMV

Dear Dr. Have you ever heard of any CMV complications causing pain in the chest, difficuly in breathing, shortness of breath, and feeling faint. I have friend who is a tanspant patient, who contracted CMV by this means. He has been to 8 different...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
CMV can cause a lung infection referred to as CMV pneumonitis. It could cause the symptoms you describe. This is, unfortunately, a common complication after transplantation, and treatment is available. I hope your friend is getting treated, as... Read more »

Effects of CMV

Please explain the effects of CMV infection. Specifically, how is ittransmitted, who is at risk, its effect on the body and eyes, and the timingfor symptoms to appear. Also, please discuss symptoms of a CMV infection. Thanks for your help....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.CMV Stands for Cytomegalovirus. It is a very common virus that is found inmany persons. This infection shows no symptoms most of the time. Themajority of persons who are infected don't even know they have this... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Re: CMV (for all those with symptoms)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Mr. Confused is onto something. Everyone who had a flu-like illness, plus maybe a minor bout with tingling, well maybe they were exposed to CMV for the first time? Although almost all adults have already had past CMV exposure, maybe these... Read more »

initial symptoms of hiv - most common symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I need some help from others with hiv. What was and when did it hit you the inital onset of strange symptoms. I know one said they felt whipped out with tired feeling. Was that immed. after sexual episode or acouple weeks later. Also, were... Read more »