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Harvard Medical SchoolCytomegalovirus (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 »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineIf 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 infected by... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineCytomegalovirus is a virus in the herpes virus family. 5-nucleotidase is a liver enzyme that when elevated in the blood, indicates some type of liver injury. This could be related to CMV infection.... Read more »
Tufts University School of MedicineCMV is an infection that most people get when they are infants so the higher likelihood is that you already had it. Sometimes patients get CMV when they are adults but this is less common. In immunocompromised hosts, CMV can cause illness because... Read more »
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Posted by JamieLEEWhat is Cytomegalovirus, (CMV)?
CMV is a common virus that infects most people at some time during their lives but rarely causes obvious illness. It is a member of the herpes virus family. Other members of the herpes virus family cause chickenpox,... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousRead this article about CMV infection which is very similar to hiv primary infection.
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