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Cytomegalovirus Complications

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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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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 »

long term complication

In your response to long term complication who was not able to take all the meds you mentioned the patient should seek medical treatment immediately if they notice visual changes. What could that mean?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...you for your question.I apologize for not providing more specifics. What I am worried about is the possible development of CMV retinitis which can occur in people with less than 50 CD4 cells and can cause blindness. The earlier it is diagnosed... Read more »

PCP, MRSA & CMV =AIDS?

God Bless you Dr. Franscino for taking time to answer our questions! My brother who evidently has been either living in denial or stupidly not been tested is now in Critical Care Unit with diagnosis of PCP, MRSA and CMV. The doctor hinted to me...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...honest and never sugarcoated. Your brother has AIDS based on his diagnosis of PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) and CMV (cytomegalovirus). Most likely his CD4 count is well below 200, which would be yet another condition confirming the AIDS... Read more »

Oppurtunistic Infections

What would you say are the 6 most common opportunistic infections associated with AIDS?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...opportunistic infections are Pneumocystis (a type of pneumonia), tuberculosis, disseminated Mycobacterium avium, the viral infections-- Cytomegalovirus and Herpes. Other complications, generally agreed to be infectious in nature include Kaposi's... 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. National Institutes of Health

NINDS Neurological Complications of AIDS Information Page

...that either begin in the brain or result from a cancer that has spread from another site in the body; cryptococcal meningitis; cytomegalovirus infections; herpes virus infections; neuropathy; neurosyphilis; progressive multifocal... Read more »
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CROI 2010 Wrap-Up: Complications of HIV and Its Treatment

...on what to do about it. There was a study that looked at the effects of valganciclovir [Valcyte], which is a treatment for cytomegalovirus -- because there was a previous study from the same group showing that a lot of the immune responses of... Read more »
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Complications of HIV/HAART: A Summary of Key CROI 2008 Research

...disease, disseminated MAC or other atypical microbacterial infections; toxoplasmosis of the central nervous system [CNS]; and CMV [cytomegalovirus] end-organ disease. 19 Patients who had any of those, and who were not on HIV therapy, were... Read more »
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More complications??

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
If you guys can please help asses my situation, it would be much appreciated. I only took 2 tests both were done the same day. 13 days post exposer I took a Rapid Antibody test, as well as a NAAT or DNA test. The Rapid came back negative, which I... Read more »

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 »

My exposure was a bit complicated, HELP!!

Posted by questions, 3 Replies
I am a gay guy and yesterday I had sex with a guy I met, I didn't suck him or anything, he sucked me though the only thing I did was fingering him in the anus, however after I pulled my finger out, and right after I did I saw blood coming out of... Read more »

support groups for people with CMV and blindness?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...or might want to start, a support group or organizations for people with CMV Retinitis who suffered blindness as a result of complications from HIV. Any responses, thoughts or advice are welcome. Thank you! Read more »