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Cytomegalovirus Hormones

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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

Growing Hormone?

I was reading in the "ask the expert" forum about a guy from Sao Paulo who parties once in a while that he was taking what he called a "growing hormone" that managed to get rid of his belly fat. Do you know what that hormone could be? I work out...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...He meant growth hormone. In the US, Serostim is the growth hormone approved to treat wasting syndrome. A new type of hormone, called growth hormone Read more »

body fat loss and growth hormone

Hi. I have experienced fat wasting most particulary on my legs. i have changed meds 2 yrs ago but my legs are not improving; they are so skinny that long walks and running are a definite no no for me. should i consider growth hormone therapy to give...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Growth hormone has not been demonstrated to add fat/bulk to the extremities (has been shown to decrease intra-abdominal fat modestly but with Read more »


Dear Dr. Bob,Thanks again for all you do. You have mentioned in your responses that one should be checked for adrenal deficiencies as a possible cause of anemia. What test would I ask my doctor to request in order to check for this? Also, what is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...adrenal hormones. It can be caused by certain anti-HIV drugs, HIV infection itself, or by opportunistic infections including CMV (cytomegalovirus) and TB (tuberculosis), which can directly infect and damage the adrenal glands. Adrenal... Read more »

Hormone fluctuation?

How does HIV effect your menstrual cycle? I've heard it does nothing and I've also heard that it can cause it to go haywire. Which is correct?
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...changes in hormone levels in later disease. This is especially a concern if there is significant weight loss (which may cause hormones to go haywire).Be well. Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV and Hormones

...who died from AIDS-related conditions often revealed direct infection of endocrine glands by opportunistic pathogens such as cytomegalovirus (CMV), Pneumocystis carinii , or Mycobacterium avium . In addition, several drugs used to treat... 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 »
The Well Project

Immune Reconstitution

...referred to as immune restoration inflammatorysyndrome (IRIS). The reported infections include Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus, hepatitis B and C,tuberculosis (TB), and herpes zoster (or shingles). ... Read more »
The Well Project

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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Strange circumstances

Posted by Impossible, 1 Reply
...quicker detection. My one doctor clearly thinks it's something infectious and he has thousands of dollars in tests for me to run. CMV PCR's HIV EIA and HIV WB, Immunolgical evaluations, XMRV tests, possible lyme infection just to a name a few. ... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can being on one's period affect the outcome of a rapid result test, i.e. due to extra hormones in the bloodstream? Read more »

crazy question - hormones of pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and getting it and putting the baby at risk, I moved out. Now, two years later, I am looking back at it and I really feel the hormones of pregnancy made me so crazy enough to leave him. My child is two years old now and I feel I never would... Read more »

Spirulina Latest Scientific Research

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...a purified water extract unique to Spirulina named Calcium-Spirulan. It inhibits replication of HIV-1, Herpes Simplex, Human Cytomegalovirus, Influenza A virus, Mumps virus and Measles virus in-vitro yet is very safe for human cells. It protects... Read more »