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Cytomegalovirus In Adults

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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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cmv

about 14 years ago I was carrying my second child during a sonogram the dr. realized that the child was not developing properly. After an ammo my fluid was tested and found that I had CMV. It caused severe damage to my unborn child. He is now 13yrs...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Cytomegalovirus [CMV] is a member of the herpes virus family like the viruses that cause recurrent cold sores or the virus which causes chicken Read more »

cytomegalovirus

I was wondering if I could get cytomegalovirus from oral sex and if I can than what are my chances of getting CMV disaese? I have all the symtoms for CMV and I've been tested for mono and hepatitis and they have both tested negative. I am getting...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...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 the infection, which they... Read more »

cmv in adult without hiv

I have had treatment for cmv (ganciclever) one year ago. My blood test came back negative. Now my blood test if postive and the titer count is increasing as well as symptoms. My Doctor recomeds another round of ganciclevr. Is this appropiate? If not...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...There are other treatments for CMV, but in general they tend to have more side effects and must all be given IV (no pill form). You may just need another round Read more »

hiv and Cytomegalovirus

I was diagnosed hiv poz. in July this year. My cd4 was 615 and viral load of 355. I just got another set of results and cd4 is 552 cd8 511 ratio is 1.08. I also have a positive cytomegalovirus result 43 au/ml. Can you tell me what this means and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Most HIV+ adults are CMV antibody positive indicating past history of infection (usually measured with a CMV IgG antibody titer). HIV+ persons Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent CMV

...to reduce your chance of infection with CMV and to protect yourself from CMV-related diseases. What is CMV? CMV, or cytomegalovirus (si-to-MEG-a-lo-vi-rus), is a virus that is found in all parts of the world. For someone with HIV or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...and "test positive" for it, even though you don't have the disease. For example, almost everyone with HIV tests positive for Cytomegalovirus (CMV). But it is very rare for CMV disease to develop unless the CD4 cell count drops below 50, a sign of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...or IRIS. It may occur in about 20% of people starting ART. How Was the Syndrome Identified? Several patients developed cytomegalovirus (CMV) after they started HIV treatment. See Fact Sheet 504 for more information on CMV. In some... Read more »
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HPV CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
...What is Cytomegalovirus, (CMV)? CMV is a common virus that infects most people at some time during their lives but rarely causes obvious illness. It Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...number of available drugs help treat opportunistic infections. These drugs include * Foscarnet and ganciclovir to treat CMV (cytomegalovirus) eye infections * Fluconazole to treat yeast and other fungal infections * TMP/SMX... Read more »

CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... CMV is a virus that is causes mono like symptoms, but a person will test negative on a monospot if they have it. My question is, Read more »