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Cytomegalovirus Contact Precaution

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AIDS InfoNet

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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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 »

CMV

Dr.What is CMV? how is it transmitted? and what are the symptoms? Thank you
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
...CMV is cytomegalovirus. It can be transmitted by blood/body fluids or other close contacts like in daycare centers. ACute infection can present with Read more »

STD's through urine?

Can STD's get passed through urine? IE in the men's locker room showers if I walk in someone's urine could I catch something? What about toilet seats or even shaking hands with an infected individual?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...any form of casual contact! You are not at any risk of infection under the situations described in your question. Other than Cytomegalovirus (CMV), exposure to urine does not pose anysignificant risk, as far a STDs are concerned. CMV can be... Read more »

CMV & Pregnancy

Can a woman get CMV while pregnant and visiting a patient that has CMV. I visited a patient that had this and now it is posted no pregnant women or people with low immunities. And how would this affect me?
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...CMV is a type of herpes virus called cytomegalovirus. About half of the general population has been exposed to this virus by age 20. It is more prevalent among certain populations 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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent CMV

...to reduce your chance of infection with CMV and to protect yourself from CMV-related diseases. What is CMV? CMV, or cytomegalovirus (si-to-MEG-a-lo-vi-rus), is a virus that is found in all parts of the world. For someone with HIV or... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see Fact Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their... Read more »
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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 »

information

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 »

After 15 Months Just Tested POS!!!

Posted by pozsailor1, 5 Replies
...NO NOT HIV, thank God! Pos for CMV. I don't know what that means for me now, but as I've been telling numerous Docs all along there is something wrong with me. Read more »

HPV CMV

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