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Cytomegalovirus Immune Globulin

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Table of Contents Introduction How Is CMV Spread? How Do I Prevent CMV Infection? How Can I Tell If I Have CMV Infection? How Do I Prevent CMV Disease? Can I Ever Stop Preventive Therapy How Can I Tell if I Have CMV Disease? How Do You Treat CMV Disease? Concerns for Pregnant Women Concerns for Children Your CD4 Cell Counts How Can I Get the Medicines to Treat CMV? What About Resistance? What Research Is Being Done on...
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Immune-globulin and HIV?

Have you ever heard of, or know of anyone who became HIV infected due to an injection of immuno-globulin? I had a splenectomy in 1991 for ITP and was given immune-globulin prior to the surgery. In 1992 I had shingles and in 1997 was diagnosed HIV...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
In the United States, this would be highly improbable. All blood products are tested for HIV. Were you HIV tested in 1991? ITP may be an early manifestation of HIV so you may have been HIV positive when you were diagnosed with ITP 10 years ago. I do... Read more »

Globulin Calculated and other globulins

Is the Globulin Calculated level usually much above normal in HIV positive folk?Mine has been 2.4 to 2.6 through a couple of years, when normal is from 2.2to 4.2. Is this a sign of a less robust immune response to HIV in that higher Globulin usually...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
In many, but not all HIV infected people, the serum globulin can be elevated. This is usually a simple chemistry test performed on an automated analyzer. There are more sophisticated measurements that can be obtained to look at the specific... Read more »


What does it mean, if my plasmapheresis records show that I have anti-cytomeglovirus?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If 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 »

cytomegalovirus.....What is It?

Doctor,I have a very serious question to ask, I do not understand. My best friend has had a baby whom has been diagnosed with cytomegalvirous. She is a very healthy woman but had a difficult pregnancy, the baby was taken approximately 6 weeks early....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Peggy,CMV is a common virus to afflict the second born child. It is treatable if it is symptomatic as it can be in people with poor immune systems like babies or people with HIV. In children it will usually go away with age unless it is causing... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read the post "window 1991", if a auto immune disease exists, than the Elisa test could not work at 3 months, is it correct???? Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
What is compromised/ supressed immune system.

Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection.

Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system.

Do such person with... Read more »

the method of exposing the immune system .....

Posted by Anonymous
8-14-97 The method of exposing the immune system to parts of HIV
in advanced evolved forms can be made more effective if the
immune system is prepard in advance for this treatment. People
with HIV infection receive some of this preparation but the... Read more »


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Immune 26 is an... Read more »