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Cytomegalovirus During Pregnancy

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...people should be given blood products and organs that are free of the virus. CMV is common in young children so being careful around them will help prevent infection. Some suggestions include washing your hands after contact with children; after contact with their saliva, tears or urine; or after contact with objects that they've touched such as cups, pacifiers, utensils, toys and diapers. Refraining from touching your eyes, nose and mouth...
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cmv and pregnancy

if i have pre pregnancy cmv can i become acvtive by someone else that is active?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your post.If you have previous CMV infection (measured by a positive IgG antibody), there's no risk to you from exposure from someone else who has active CMV.When Read more »

CMV and Pregnancy

I am now 12 weeks pregnant. I have done my blood tests and found out that I have positive Cytomegalovirus in IGM and IGG . What are the risks for the baby, what precautions should I take, are there any treatments? Thanks for your reply.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Your blood test just means that you have been infected with CMV in the past (it's a common infection). This poses no risk to you or the baby if your immune system is normal. If you have 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
...pneumonia and a flu-like illness even possibly resulting in death. Hence the reason that there are precautions regarding exposure to pregnant women. Unless you have been tested for CMV, you do not know if you have been previously exposed. If you... Read more »

22 weeks pregnant and exposed to cytomegalovirus

I am currently 22 weeks pregnant. I am an OB nurse who took care of a patient last week whose baby was found to be positive for CMV. Prognosis is not good for the baby. I took care of this patient through her whole labor and delivery. I cared for...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...congenital infections, it is usually causes sequellae only in infants whose mothers acquire CMV infection for the first time during pregnancy. Universal precautions and good handwashing have been shown to be very effective in preventing the... 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 »
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Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) Severe or long-lasting GI problems can lead to serious health... Read more »
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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...fat in and around the liver and liver inflammation. This condition is more common in HIV-positive women than men, especially pregnant or obese women. NNRTIs, especially Viramune (nevirapine), are associated with liver problems. Research has... Read more »
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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 »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...child Women can transmit HIV to their babies during pregnancy or birth. Approximately one-quarter to one-third of all untreated pregnant women infected with HIV will pass the infection to their babies. HIV also can be spread to babies through... Read more »

Pos/Neg Couple Seeking Pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Has anyone have first hand knowledge or experience with spermwashing procudures? Husband pos(undetect)/Wife neg one child neg. Want more additions, any info appreciated 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 »

AIDS & Pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...would hiv show up after 2 years or is that too soon.do they test during pregnancy? Read more »