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Complications Of Cytomegalovirus

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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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What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?

"What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?"...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus which most HIV-infected individuals have been exposed to, and which can reactivate and cause disease when you become immunosuppressed, almost always when your CD4 cell count has fallen below 50.The most common form... Read more »

Anti-cytomegalovirus

What does it mean, if my plasmapheresis records show that I have anti-cytomeglovirus?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If you have an "anti-cytomegalovirus", that means that you have antibody to cytomegalovirus (CMV), which is a protein made by your immune system that recognizes this virus. This could only happen if you have previously been infected by... Read more »

cytomegalovirus

how do you contract this virus...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
CMV is generally transmitted from infected people to others through direct contact with body fluids, such as urine, saliva, or breast milk. CMV is sexually transmitted.... Read more »

what does it mean when lab results show high cytomegalovirus

recent hospital stay showed my cytomegalovirus is high and 5-nucleotidase is high? what does this mean ? as far as I know I don't have hiv or herpies. Help...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Cytomegalovirus is a virus in the herpes virus family. 5-nucleotidase is a liver enzyme that when elevated in the blood, indicates some type of liver injury. This could be related to CMV infection.... Read more »
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Oral Complications. Please Help

Posted by xrayvison, 2 Replies
Basically what I want to know is if oral complications are symptoms of acute HIV or more symptoms of later stages. I have been having complications in my mouth and I am a bit scared. Noticing bumps, and etc which could possible be normal anyways. My... Read more »

Lymph Node Removal Complications

Posted by amandajeanbrown, 4 Replies
I had a lymph node removed from my groin on May 6th, initially, I had no complications. The incision site looks great, no redness, no signs of infection. There is mild swelling directly under the incision, to be expected. My concern, is I have... Read more »

My exposure was a bit complicated, HELP!!

Posted by questions, 3 Replies
I am a gay guy and yesterday I had sex with a guy I met, I didn't suck him or anything, he sucked me though

the only thing I did was fingering him in the anus, however after I pulled my finger out, and right after I did I saw blood coming out of his... Read more »

More complications??

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
If you guys can please help asses my situation, it would be much appreciated.

I only took 2 tests both were done the same day. 13 days post exposer I took a Rapid Antibody test, as well as a NAAT or DNA test.

The Rapid came back negative, which I... Read more »