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Cytomegalovirus Infection And Chlorine Dioxide

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AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...medications can get inflammation in their eyes, causing loss of vision. This is called immune restoration syndrome (see Fact Sheet 473 ). A recent study suggests that having active CMV makes it easier to pass HIV to others. CMV infection may cause ongoing inflammation (see Fact Sheet 484 ) even if you have no symptoms of CMV disease. CMV is reactivated in many people as part of normal aging. Some health care providers think that CMV should...
Ask the Experts

Can CD4 come up after PCP (CMV) infection w/CD4=90

I was diagnosed in May,2010 with AIDS with PCP and CMV with a CD4 count of 90 and a VL of 68,000. At this point how much damage has my immune system sustained? And is it to late for my CD4 to come up above 350?. Also my VL dropped to 1,400 in three...
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
Your immune system did sustain significant damage, given where your CD4 count was. The good news is that with HIV treatment your counts will increase significantly as your virus gets under control and you will recover much of your immune system's... Read more »

CMV infection

You answered an earlier question and refered to CMV infection, what is that?
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
...Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the herpes viruses and usually causes disease in patients with reduced immune systems like transplant or cancer Read more »

Dad's going fast from a double whammy-- CMV infection and lymphoma (help prepare me)

My dad found out six weeks ago he had AIDS he was started on meds 3 weeks ago,and his cd4 went from 23 to 82 his viral load went from 404000 to undetectable now he has CMV and lymphoma. Can you prepare me for what's next. He is not responding very...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...lymphoma. Only time will tell how he does. The fact that his CD4 count has risen and his viral load has fallen may make his CMV infection and lymphoma a bit easier to treat. As with many HIV-infected patients, it's hard to know what the future... Read more »

Transplant Patient with CMV Infection

Hope I am writing these questions in the right section. A year ago I received a kidney/pancreas transplant. I had been on ganciclovir for exactly a year and discovered after my one year review that I had CMV. Now we knew from the beginning that I...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...start. Nonetheless, let me try to answer your questions:Ganciclovir is not 100% effective, so it is possible to develop active CMV infection despite treatment with it. The reason CMV is connected to HIV/AIDS is that it is a common infection in... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing Cytomegalovirus Infection

...or motor impairments. There is currently no vaccine against CMV, but the results of this trial show it is possible to prevent CMV infections through vaccination and that it may be possible to develop a vaccine to prevent congenital CMV. For more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...Pneumocystis pneumonia), a lung infection, see Fact Sheet 515 ; KS (Kaposi's sarcoma), a skin cancer, see Fact Sheet 511 ; CMV (Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the eyes, see Fact Sheet 504 ; and Candida, a fungal... 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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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »