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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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22 weeks pregnant and exposed to cytomegalovirus

I am currently 22 weeks pregnant. I am an OB nurse who took care of a patient last week whose baby was found to be positive for CMV. Prognosis is not good for the baby. I took care of this patient through her whole labor and delivery. I cared for...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
While CMV is one of the more common congenital infections, it is usually causes sequellae only in infants whose mothers acquire CMV infection for the first time during pregnancy. Universal precautions and good handwashing have been shown to be very... 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 »

Effects of CMV

Please explain the effects of CMV infection. Specifically, how is ittransmitted, who is at risk, its effect on the body and eyes, and the timingfor symptoms to appear. Also, please discuss symptoms of a CMV infection. Thanks for your help....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.CMV Stands for Cytomegalovirus. It is a very common virus that is found inmany persons. This infection shows no symptoms most of the time. Themajority of persons who are infected don't even know they have this... Read more »

side effects? (HIV versus AIDS, 2010)

my boyfriend and I were infected around the same time 3 years ago. I am still healthy and my doctor does not recommend that i start medication yet. My boyfrind however was started on Atripla immediatly due to a broncial infection. to make a long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unfortunately I cannot diagnose the underlying cause or causes of your boyfriend's current problems. There are several possibilities that need to be evaluated. If his current doctor isn't helping, I'd recommend he consider... Read more »
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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 is a member of the herpes virus family. Other members of the herpes virus family cause chickenpox,... Read more »

Spirulina Latest Scientific Research

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Effects on the AIDS Virus, Cancer and the Immune System.
by Richard Kozlenko DPM, Ph.D M.P.H. and Ronald H. Henson. Copyright 1998

Spirulina is gaining more attention from medical scientists as a nutraceutical and source of potential... Read more »

Medicine

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking Combiver and Sustiva. The more I read about these drugs and their effects, the more I grow afraid of what MORE damage I could be doing to my body. CD4 count is around 202 and VL is something like 200,000. However, I feel great! I take... Read more »

cmv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Just found out I have CMV virus. Symptoms are very strong and debilitating. Dr says there is nothing he can do. Find that hard to believe. Just starting to look for info and HELP. Can anyone help me with places to get real help, not antideppressants

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