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Cytomegalovirus Dna Test

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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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CMV culture/DNA reliability and HIV infection

Are there difficulties with accurate diagnosis of CMV through culture and PCR in people infected with HIV? Would cultures show false negative in early stages of infection? Thank you for your help.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...CMV laboratory tests are reliable in HIV+s. Read more »

pml. got treatment after going blind

will she ever recieve her eyesight and what are the survival rate since she has it 25 yrs and just started taking meds?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lymphoma of the central nervous system (CNS lymphoma), AIDS dementia complex (ADC), cryptococcal meningitis, HIV encephalopathy and cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes infections of the central nervous system. Therefore, it's important to consult... Read more »

I have PML

Robert J. Frascino, M.D.Thank you so much for your support and understanding on PML.I found out that I had HIV in June 2008. On the 2nd of January I was admitted to hospital, and after tests over a two-week period, I was diagnosed with PML. I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lymphoma of the central nervous system (CNS lymphoma), AIDS dementia complex (ADC), cryptococcal meningitis, HIV encephalopathy and cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes infections of the central nervous system. Therefore, it's important to consult... Read more »

pml

what, does pml stand for in hiv pos poeple?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lymphoma of the central nervous system (CNS lymphoma), AIDS dementia complex (ADC), cryptococcal meningitis, HIV encephalopathy and cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes infections of the central nervous system. Therefore, it's important to consult... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...decline in CD4+ number can permit a cacophony of serious opportunistic infections (OIs) such as Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP); cytomegalovirus (CMV); toxoplasmosis; malignancies (for example, lymphoma or Kaposi sarcoma); or autoimmune disorders,... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...havingAIDS and are at risk for developing serious OIs such as Pneumocystis pneumonia(PCP), Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) People with low CD4 counts are at risk for developing serious OIs such asPneumocystis... 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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DNA PCR Test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone recommend the DNA PCR test i.e. the test that looks for HIV directly rather than HIV antibodies. Does anyone have any experience of this test Read more »

What do you think of DNA PCR tests?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is it wise to get a DNA PCR test done. Does anyone have any experience with this? I called a web site that offers this service and they say that this Read more »

DNA PCR Vs Viral Load test

Posted by sunkyst, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know the difference between a HIV DNA PCR test versus a viral load test that's performed on someone already confirmed positive, obviously one is about detecting the 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 »