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Cytomegalovirus And Children

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...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 CMV? The Bottom Line Introduction Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. It can infect people of all ages, including unborn babies. Once a person gets CMV, it stays in his or her body for life. Medicines do not rid the body of CMV infection, but...
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Is CMV contagious? Am I contagious to unborn children?

The "opportunistic infections" page does not have a "Ask A Question" link.I have been diagnosed and treated for Immnune System Recovery Uveitis with a secondary CMV Retinitis. My best friend is pregnant. Is my CMV contagious to her unborn child?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...You could indeed be contagious to an unborn child. Given your diagnosis of CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection, you are no doubt shedding CMV into your urine.Your friend could get 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
...service organizations and the name of your city or town and a list should pop up.)Good luck to both you and your dad.Dr. BobCytomegalovirus (CMV)October 2007IntroductionCytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. It can infect people of all ages,... Read more »

cmv

about 14 years ago I was carrying my second child during a sonogram the dr. realized that the child was not developing properly. After an ammo my fluid was tested and found that I had CMV. It caused severe damage to my unborn child. He is now 13yrs...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Cytomegalovirus [CMV] is a member of the herpes virus family like the viruses that cause recurrent cold sores or the virus which causes chicken pox. Read more »

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New HIV+ diagnosis. What is a CMV IGG positive test and what does it mean?
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
...It refers to a positive antibody test to cytomegalovirus (CMV), which is a member of the herpes virus family. Almost all people in the US have been exposed to CMV, usually as children and Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...How Is CMV Treated? Can CMV Be Prevented? How Do I Choose a Treatment for CMV? The Bottom Line What Is CMV? Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic infection. The virus is very common. Between 50% and 85% of the US population... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent CMV

...retirement, disability, and survivor benefits payable on your Social Security record.) Child Health Insurance Program 1-877 KIDS NOW (1-877-543-7669) CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Internet address: www.cdc.gov/hiv/ Additional... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent PCP in Children: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

...retirement, disability, and survivor benefits payable on your Social Security record.) Child Health Insurance Program 1-877 KIDS NOW (1-877-543-7669) CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Internet address: www.cdc.gov/hiv/ Additional... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a... Read more »
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CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188 deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period. Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following conditions Deaths from... Read more »

CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
...mother to her fetus or newborn and by blood transfusion and organ transplants. What are the symptoms of CMV infection? Most children and adults who are infected with CMV do not develop symptoms. Those who develop symptoms may experience an... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...African Americans and three times more Hispanics than whites. In recent years, an increasing number of African-American women and children are being affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2003, two-thirds of U.S. AIDS cases in both women and children were... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...everyone is dying. The epidemic here is heterosexually driven, so besides all the young couples diagnosed, there are lots of children with HIV. The Lavra clinic, however, doesn't see a lot of pediatric AIDS cases; pediatricians or obstetricians... Read more »