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Cytomegalovirus Cmv Infection

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AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...medications can get inflammation in their eyes, causing loss of vision. This is called immune restoration syndrome (see Fact Sheet 473 ). A recent study suggests that having active CMV makes it easier to pass HIV to others. CMV infection may cause ongoing inflammation (see Fact Sheet 484 ) even if you have no symptoms of CMV disease. CMV is reactivated in many people as part of normal aging. Some health care providers think that CMV should...
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Can CD4 come up after PCP (CMV) infection w/CD4=90

I was diagnosed in May,2010 with AIDS with PCP and CMV with a CD4 count of 90 and a VL of 68,000. At this point how much damage has my immune system sustained? And is it to late for my CD4 to come up above 350?. Also my VL dropped to 1,400 in three...
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
Your immune system did sustain significant damage, given where your CD4 count was. The good news is that with HIV treatment your counts will increase significantly as your virus gets under control and you will recover much of your immune system's... Read more »


Hello,A close (but secretive) relative of mine has battled a CMV infection a few years ago. At the time he also tested positive for HIV. 2 tests confirmed the diagnosis. Until today, he still denies the diagnosisas he stated to me that his...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, anabolic steroids or E do not interfere with HIV antibody testing. Unfortunately, ir your brother has two positive Read more »


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 get CMV when they are adults but this is less common. In immunocompromised hosts, CMV can cause illness because... 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 Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing Cytomegalovirus Infection

...or motor impairments. There is currently no vaccine against CMV, but the results of this trial show it is possible to prevent CMV infections through vaccination and that it may be possible to develop a vaccine to prevent congenital CMV. For more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent CMV

...CMV? How do I know if I have CMV? How is CMV different for someone with HIV? How can I prevent CMV disease? CMV infection is very common; between 50 and 85 percent of all Americans have CMV by age 40. In people with HIV, CMV... Read more »
The Body PRO

A Synergistic Effect of HIV and CMV Infection/Reactivation

... A Synergistic Effect of HIV and CMV Infection/Reactivation on Response to HAART and Plasma CD8+/CD38+ But Not CD4+ Cell Populations in Patients With Primary HIV Infection Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

New Developments in the Management of CMV Infections

...generally through a surgically-placed, indwelling, subcutaneous port. However, new developments in the prevention and management of CMV infections promise that more effective, and more tolerable, treatment options will soon be widely available.... Read more »
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need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
Hey all Its Me Ron again. So I Have Noticed That iM Not Worring As Much And Things Seem to Have Stoped. But Their Are StilL some Things That Persist. Like I Get Itchy In Random Places On My Bodie Every Once In A While. Little Tiney Red PiN Head Dots... Read more »

Re: AIDS Denialist David Pasquarelli Dies

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...PaulKing has posted elsewhere), and he did not take HAART for many years before he was a dissident. David died from advancing CMV (Cytomegalovirus) infection in his CNS (Central Nervous System - spine and brain). He did take Viramune and Trizivir... Read more »

CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
...chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis, fever blisters (herpes I) and genital herpes (herpes II) . Like other herpes viruses, CMV infection can become dormant for a while and may reactivate at a later time. The virus is carried by people and is not... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I had a medium-risk sexual encounter in October of last year and since then have had a compendium of symptoms which have left me very anxious (the mucous membrane at the back of my throat has turned white, I see moving `worms just before I wake... Read more »