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Cytomegalovirus Activation And Sex Hormones

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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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cytomegalovirus

I was wondering if I could get cytomegalovirus from oral sex and if I can than what are my chances of getting CMV disaese? I have all the symtoms for CMV and I've been tested for mono and hepatitis and they have both tested negative. I am...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
CMV is an infection that most people get when they are infants so the higher likelihood is that you already had it. Sometimes patients get CMV when they are adults but this is less common. In immunocompromised hosts, CMV can cause illness because... Read more »

Cytomegalovirus only or Associated HIV infection?

Seven weeks ago, I engaged on a fellatio with a prostitute in Japan. Without wearing condoms at that time, I drove myself crazy when she suddenly spread her fingers wet of saliva on the top of my penis where an abrasion could be seen. One week...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your inquiry.First of all, if you were receiving oral sex (fellatio) with this prostitute,your risk of infection was very small. If you are receiving oral sex fromsomeone else, you are only being exposed to saliva. The concentrations... Read more »

CYTOMEGALOVIRUS

CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT ON THIS INFECTION...MY 15 YR OLD NIECE HAS CONTACTED IT AND NOW HER NEW BABY HAS IT AND IS NOW DEAF? PLEASE HELP MY FAMILY AND I UNDERSTAND THIS.THANK YOU...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Active cytomegalovirus infection in the mother especially early in pregnancy can cause a number of different types of birth defects in newborn infants including hearing loss, mental retardation, growth retardation, visual disturbances, and... Read more »

Can HCV patient take testosterone injection or sex hormone

If a petient have hepatites C positive can he take hormonal sexual medician or immunity enhancer like vitamin and mineral ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You will want to discuss these medications with your HCV provider but I don't see any major problem with testosterone injections or multivitamins.... Read more »
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An active sex life is possible

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Having an active sex life if you are negative and your partner is
positive is really possible. I didn't think so either and so I
did a lot of research--I think The Body has an article from Body
positive about sex if your partner is HIV positive.... Read more »

Can symptoms of HIV arise in 8-9 days of a risky activity?

Posted by vaibhav87, 1 Reply
I had unportected oral sex 10 days ago. I become conscious during the process, and i asked her to stop within a minute of the act. I understand that the risk of HIV from insertive oral sex is very low. However after 8 days of the act, i had a sore... Read more »

low risk activity, ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
On February 5th, I received oral sex from a girl of unknown status. I've found out later through friends that she is an IV drug user and has had sex with A LOT of men. I wrote about my situation to one of the experts but have not heard a response,... Read more »

Active after changing sexual partners

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My girlfriends doctor told me that the virus can hide but it will become active after you change sexual partners, did anyone hear of this ? and most ppl will test positive after 3 months right and a very few like 8% will take about 6 months to... Read more »