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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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Isolation of a cellular factor that can reactivate latent HIV-1 without T cell activation.

What do you think of the research of Siliciano and Pomerantz ? HIV-1 latency in resting CD4+ T cells represents a major barrier to virus eradication in patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Eliminating the latent HIV-1 reservoir...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.It's a very long way from early clinical science to a drug, never mind being "very close to the cure". Even for less revolutionary discoveries, it can take many years of testing and clinical trials to... Read more »

Latent HIV and CD4 question

Dear Doctor,Since you mentioned that > 99 of hiv is hidden into cell of different organs even VL < 50. Thus, is this latent hiv should be targeted to be killed ultimately, but no means to erase it especially the those in brain and prostate ?By...
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
Starting treatment early in the course of disease is still controversial and the subject of multiple ongoing studies. Given your numbers, most people would not recommend starting treatment at this point, even allowing for the preservation of immune... Read more »

What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?

"What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?"...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Cytomegalovirus (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 »

Latent Reservoirs -Where, When, and How Long?

My question relates to latent HIV reservoirs. I would like to know to the best of your knowledge the different types of cells and tissues that might act as reservoirs for the virus, how soon after infection they are created respectively, and how...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
We are learning a lot about so called latent reservoirs - cells that the virus enters but which replicate slowly keeping these viruses out of the reach of HIV medications. These cells are found throughout our body as part of our immune system.... Read more »
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Latent seroconversion to HIV+ after 6 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Nov.13/01 - I am a RN, 59 yrs old, white, female, I have no other medical problems. I suffered an accidental needlestick from an aids patient on Jan. 27/00. I took the required medication for safety sake, had been testing HIV- until July 28, 2001. ... Read more »

Low t-cell

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
T-cells 350 to 300 to 250 to 200 over 3 years! Negative tests! Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read more »