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Cytomegalovirus Causes

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

... What Is 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 tests positive for CMV by the time they are 40 years old. A healthy immune system keeps this virus in check. When the immune defenses
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floaters

i read a question from dec,15 What are floaters? and cmv is that something to be concerned about since i am hiv pos?
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
...Floaters are usually cells or debris inside the eye. They can result from a variety of causes. CMV is cytomegalovirus, which can cause vision problems or blindness in people with decreased immune systems (not just HIV infection). People with HIV Read more »

CMV infection

You answered an earlier question and refered to CMV infection, what is that?
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
...Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the herpes viruses and usually causes disease in patients with reduced immune systems like transplant or cancer patients Read more »

CMV

What is CMV? And also does hair seem to fall out with HIV meds or could it be stress. I take viracept and combivir.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...CMV stands for cytomegalovirus. CMV can cause opportunistic infection in people with advanced HIV disease, of which the most common is an eye infection called Read more »

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 getting...
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 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 »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval Letter for the Use of Vitravene Injection for the Local Treatment of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis

...(two), 12, 14, 25 and 26, 1998. This new drug application provides for the use of Vitravene Injection for the local treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who are intolerant of or... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing Cytomegalovirus Infection

... Women who received an experimental cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine were 50 percent less likely to later become infected with CMV than were women who received a placebo. The findings of 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 »
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HPV CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When do these show up in HIV infection Read more »

CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
...What is Cytomegalovirus, (CMV)? CMV is a common virus that infects most people at some time during their lives but rarely causes obvious illness. It Read more »

CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... CMV is a virus that is causes mono like symptoms, but a person will test negative on a monospot if they have it. My question is, Read more »

Herpes Window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this is slightly out of place, but there is no other good forum for sexually transmitted diseases that I could find. For those of you worried about obtaining herpes (I see a lot of questions about unprotected oral sex), the window period for... Read more »