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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
Ask the Experts

cytomegalovirus

My husband was just dignosed with CMV. We need basic information about the disease. He does not have HIV. Could you please list the casues, symptoms, treatment, duration, etc. Is this likely to flare up again, or it is a one time virus that...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...to answer in this forum. You can certainly get basic information from any general medical or infectious diseases textbook. CMV is not confined to people with damaged immune systems, but they are the ones most likely to develop persistent... Read more »

CD4 %, AIDS??

Hi Dear Doctor,My latest lab results are the following: CD-277, VL-30,000, CD4%-13. At this point, my Doctor advises that I still hold off on the medications, do you agree Doctor? With a percentage of 13%, does this not constitute an AIDS diagnosis?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Cryptococcosis, extrapulmonary (see Fungal Infections) Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (>1 month duration) (see Enteric Diseases) Cytomegalovirus disease (other than liver, spleen, or lymph nodes) Cytomegalovirus retinitis (with loss of... Read more »

Anti-cytomegalovirus

What does it mean, if my plasmapheresis records show that I have anti-cytomeglovirus?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...If you have an "anti-cytomegalovirus", that means that you have antibody to cytomegalovirus (CMV), which is a protein made by your immune system that recognizes this virus. This could only happen if you have previously been 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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The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...extrapulmonary Cryptococcosis, extrapulmonary Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's duration) Cytomegalovirus disease (other than liver, spleen, or nodes) Cytomegalovirus retinitis (with loss of vision ... Read more »
Project Inform

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 »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Are Opportunistic Diseases?

...outside the lungs) Cryptococcosis (outside the lungs) Cryptosporidiosis in the intestines lasting for more than 1 month Cytomegalovirus [CMV] (outside the liver, spleen, or lymph nodes) Cytomegalovirus retinitis [CMV] (with loss 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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duration of symptoms?

Posted by anonymouslad, 2 Replies
...What is the rough duration that symptoms will last after someone is infected with HIV? I think I read somewhere else that they only last around a week. Read more »

Good information on the board

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
...or extrapulmonary Cryptococcosis, extrapulmonary Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's duration) Cytomegalovirus disease (other than liver, spleen, or nodes) Cytomegalovirus retinitis (with loss of vision) ... Read more »

After ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
So what happens after ARS? Aren't there other symptoms ongoing? I have read about lymph nodes being swollen, but what about other problems? Is there nothing? Or is there typically some sort of ongoing issue? Read more »

Read the stories but I think I'm still +

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I've read all the uplifting stories and still cant stop thinking I'm positive as well as some of my family members. I've posted before so some of you may rememeber. My risk was slight oral exposure (on her) to a stripper that was from Russia. It... Read more »