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Cytomegalovirus Antibodies

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Ask the Experts

Can CMV antibodies exist in a non-HIV patient?

Is it possible to have CMV antibodies, and not HIV?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Yes. Anyone who has been infected with CMV will have CMV antibodies. HIV+ people do not have the market in CMV cornered. Read more »

Anti-cytomegalovirus

What does it mean, if my plasmapheresis records show that I have anti-cytomeglovirus? Read more »

CMV and HIV

Hello,A close (but secretive) relative of mine has battled a CMV infection a few years ago. At the... Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...and "test positive" for it, even though you don't have the disease. For example, almost everyone with HIV tests positive for Cytomegalovirus (CMV). But it is very rare for CMV disease to develop unless the CD4 cell count drops below 50, a sign of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...Pneumocystis pneumonia), a lung infection, see Fact Sheet 515 ; KS (Kaposi's sarcoma), a skin cancer, see Fact Sheet 511 ; CMV (Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the eyes, see Fact Sheet 504 ; and Candida, a fungal... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...number of available drugs help treat opportunistic infections. These drugs include * Foscarnet and ganciclovir to treat CMV (cytomegalovirus) eye infections * Fluconazole to treat yeast and other fungal infections * TMP/SMX... Read more »

TO JACKIE BLUE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...DEAR JACKIE, I AM THE ITALIAN GIRL WITH CMV AND MONO. CAN I ASK YOU A FURTHER QUESTION? WHEN YOU TESTED POSITIVE, WAS IT AN ANTIBODY TEST OR A DIRECT SEARCH FOR THE VIRUS Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
...susceptible to certain diseases because their immune systems are compromised. For instance, many people carry the virus that causes cytomegalovirus (CMV -- an AIDS-defining illness -- but they do not develop CMV because their immune systems... Read more »

CD4 depletion

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...is 350!!! Basically my white blood count is really low. What on earth could be causing this bit HIV?? Have tested -ve on EBV, CMV, Hep A and B etc. I would really appreciate any comments / help - I really don't know what to do next. I'm really... Read more »