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Cytomegalovirus Eye Lesions

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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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Cause of lesions?

I am have been HIV positive since 1995. I am presently on Kaletra and Combivir. At times my skin breaks out in lesions in various parts of my body that I treat with Clindamycin Phospate per the instructions of my physician. The lesions are at times...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There are a wide variety of skin problems seen in persons with HIV. Some conditions are seen similarly in the general population while others (like eosinophilic folliculitis) seem more common in HIV+ persons. Often seeing a dermatologist with HIV... Read more »

blindness and brain lesions

My relative has gone blind.He is HIV positive. We lost five months checking his eyes which are perfectly ok as checked by the top Opthalmologist. He has lost a lot of weight in the last year and is now about 125 pounds. On 23.March.2001 they checked...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...meds. Most blindness in AIDS patients is due to an infection of the retina (at the back of the eye) by another virus called "CMV". CMV can also cause brain infection, but its appearance on scan is different from what you're describing. Please... Read more »

ks lesion? worried about a lesion

I am worried that a blue spot (half the diameter of an eraserhead) on my shoulder is KS. I have had it for a few months. When I squeeze, it goes away, and then reappears when I release it. My doc says it is a blood vessel and nothing to worry...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It's impossible for me to give you a firm diagnosis. Nevertheless, what you describe does NOT sound like KS. If it drives you crazy, then at some point you may want to get it biopsied. That's the only way to know for sure. For now, I would just... Read more »

primary multifocal lesions

can you explain what primary multifocal lesions are, what is the prognosis, treatment, if any?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...treatment for HIV. Some individuals have been reported to respond to interferon and some to cidofovir, a drug approved form CMV retinitis. The name gives you the prognosis: it is progressive, meaning that in the vast majority of patients the... Read more »
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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 »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...conditions, particularly autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or Grave's disease, may become aggravated by IRIS. CMV, or cytomegalovirus Crytococcal meningitis, or Cryptococcus Eosinophilic folliculitis Hepatitis B and C ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

... What Is Molluscum? Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection. It is caused by a virus. Molluscum causes small bumps (lesions) to appear on the skin. Most of them are less than half an inch in diameter. They have a hard white core. Some... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Valganciclovir: A New Treatment for Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

...In March 2001 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved valganciclovir (Valcyte) as a new treatment for cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. CMV retinitis is an inflammation of the retina, characterized by loss of visual acuity (sharpness)... Read more »
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lesiones cutaneas

Posted by tronco2
...alguien me puede decir de que manera se presentan las lesiones cutaneas? gracias. Read more »

Covering KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous
...Can anyone recommend a good product to cover a lesion? I hope to find something waterproof. Thanks for any suggestions. Read more »

Hiding KS lesions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Any hints about how to cover up KS lesions? Thanks! Read more »

brain lesion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...spinal tap which was negative for jc virus i then had a brain biopsy whitch was neg so i dont have pml but i still have the lesion and neurological deficeits and now am at a lost for cause i have 475t-cells undetecteble viral load any ideas would... Read more »