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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

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 »

Women and hormones

I have noticed since starting my most recent HAART Regime (Kaletra, Epivir and Viread) that my moods are more difficult to control. Although life is stressful enough all by itself, I find that two weeks prior to my cycle starting, I get more moody,...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
While your mood changes may be associated with the HAART change indirectly, this symptom is probably more directly associated with the apparent change in hormones you have experienced if your periods "became irregular". I don't know... Read more »

Women and hormones

I have noticed since starting my most recent HAART Regime (Kaletra, Epivir and Viread) that my moods are more difficult to control. Although life is stressful enough all by itself, I find that two weeks prior to my cycle starting, I get more moody,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Kaletra could alter the levels of estrogen which may impact your menstrual/hormonal cycles +/- the effect from the birth control pill. Your HIV doc would be the best person to assess what your HIV treatment options are based on your past treatment... Read more »

Women and hormones

I have noticed since starting my most recent HAART Regime (Kaletra, Epivir and Viread) that my moods are more difficult to control. Although life is stressful enough all by itself, I find that two weeks prior to my cycle starting, I get more moody,...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
These particular antiretrovirals (Kaletra, Epivir, & Viread) are not known for causing mood problems. This is in contrast to some other drugs, like Sustiva, which are commonly associated with side effects, such as depression, nightmares,... Read more »
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Hormones

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can being on one's period affect the outcome of a rapid result test, i.e. due to extra hormones in the bloodstream? Read more »

crazy question - hormones of pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I am an hiv negative wife of a positive man. We found out he was positive when I was 3 months pregant and found he when he was converting. I completely freaked out and was so mad at him for cheating and getting it and putting the baby at... Read more »

Contacting other HIV+ active duty soldiers

Posted by armypoz, 5 Replies
I am HIV+ and currently serving on active duty. Would like to contact other active duty soldiers of any branch that would be interested in starting support groups or other avenues of support to other active duty soldiers in their areas.

would like... Read more »

looking for activity friends

Posted by terryA
Hi! I'm Terry and I'm trying to find daytime activity friends around the SF bay area (preferably east bay). I like to bike ride,hit book stores and coffee shops.I enjoy intellegent conversation. Anyone around who is willing to make an effort, let me... Read more »