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Cytomegalovirus Encephalitis

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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 are weak, CMV can attack several parts of the body....
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no orgams, no nothig

Hi Doc Bob,4 years ago, after a year of severe wasting I came down with CMV encephalitis and a CD4 count of 65, was hospitalized and was given an AIDS diagnosis.Now, after 4 years of taking religiously my combo (Reyatz/norvir-Truvada), I find myself...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Piero,An Italian without a functional salami just isn't right!No doubt your bout with CMV encephalitis was a very significant illness. Despite feeling you are in "perfect health" with a high CD4 count, I can advise you that having Read more »


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
...the stomach and small intestine, called CMV gastritis.Disease of the Brain and NervesCMV can infect the brain in the form of CMV encephalitis. Symptoms include dizziness, headaches, seizures, personality changes and nervous system problems. Death... Read more »

cmv of the brain

My 41 year old partner was diagnosed with CMV of the brain @ 1 year ago. His infectious disease doctor of 12 1/2 years has given no hope and we have been told we can only maintain the dementia-like effects until it progresses. He has been on a...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...CMV encephalitis is very difficult to treat, but intravenous Foscarnet is the appropriate treatment. CMV infections can be better controlled when Read more »

What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?

"What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?"
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus which most HIV-infected individuals have been exposed to, and which can reactivate and cause disease when you become immunosuppressed, almost always when your CD4 cell count has fallen below 50.The most common form... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NINDS Neurological Complications of AIDS Information Page

...infections, and penicillin to treat neurosyphilis. Aggressive antiretroviral therapy is used to treat AIDS dementia complex, PML, and cytomegalovirus encephalitis. HAART, or highly active antiretroviral therapy, combines at least three drugs to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Neurological Complications of HIV/AIDS

...must often take multiple medications, many of which can affect thinking and memory and thus make the symptoms of ADC worse. Cytomegalovirus Encephalitis Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a herpesvirus that often infects healthy people without causing... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines an HIV-positive person with a CD4 cell count of 200 or less as having AIDS. The CDC has also developed a list of more than 20 opportunistic infections (OIs) that are considered... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? How Was the Syndrome Identified? Bad News -- Or Good? What Problems Can Occur? How Is the Syndrome Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Immune Restoration Syndrome? Some people who start... Read more »
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Whats the point

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
in making fun of someone so paranoid ? instead of singing just give him a nice long answer and tell me whats the point of the song and what its about ? Read more »

my partner is positive and having a very hard time

Posted by killiansdad, 12 Replies
hello everyone My partner is positive and has been struggling for some time with depression and stress. He learned he was positive early in our relationship, and although it has been challenging at times, we love each other very much. I am not... Read more »

ARS Patient cases

Posted by Anonymous
Primary HIV Infection Case Presentations The following cases illustrate the complexities involved in recognizing and correctly diagnosing primary HIV infection (PHI). Extensive lab work, but also thorough history taking, is required. Patient 1 was... Read more »

HIV+ and Encephalitis of the Brain

Posted by malias90, 1 Reply
I started meds 2 weeks ago (Truvada & Viramune) due to having 2 seizures since February 2005 and specifically abnormal spinal fluid (abundance of white blood cells), EEG irregularities (2nd seizure happened during EEG) and being HIV+. I have no... Read more »