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Cytomegalovirus Antibodies

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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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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 »

hiv and Cytomegalovirus

I was diagnosed hiv poz. in July this year. My cd4 was 615 and viral load of 355. I just got another set of results and cd4 is 552 cd8 511 ratio is 1.08. I also have a positive cytomegalovirus result 43 au/ml. Can you tell me what this means and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most HIV+ adults are CMV antibody positive indicating past history of infection (usually measured with a CMV IgG antibody titer). HIV+ persons with CD4 count < 100 are at incrased risk for CMV related disease which is sometimes monitored by CMV... 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 »

Antibodies of opportunistic infections

I am Hiv-positive, recently infected, with normal CD4 counts, healthy and asymptomatic, on no medication.I know from some analysis years ago that I give positive also to Mantoux test forTB, to citomegalovirus and to toxoplasmosis antibodies. I am...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Let's deal with one test at a time: The positive Mantoux test for TB: This means that you have been exposed to tuberculosis. It means that there somewhere in your lungs, there are a few tuberculosis bacteria that are being effectively... Read more »
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Antibodies vs Antibodies

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read here that having herpes will not affect your hiv test. Okay so I am likely splitting hairs here but since this is my life I need to know. If I had contracted Herpes and HIV at the same time and my body began making antibodies... Read more »

antibody

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a question maybe someone would know if a person has ARS would they have more or less HIV Antibodies during this window ?

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Cocaine, Pot and antibodies production

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've been reading in some Web Sites and some posts in thois forum that antibody production can be delayed way longer, whrn you use cocaine and marijuana, I have negative Oraquiks at 3, 6 and 12 months after an incident with someone that some weeks... Read more »

Cocaine, Pot and antibodies production

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've been reading in some Web Sites and some posts in thois forum that antibody production can be delayed way longer, whrn you use cocaine and marijuana, I have negative Oraquiks at 3, 6 and 12 months after an incident with someone that some weeks... Read more »