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Cytomegalovirus Reaction

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AIDS InfoNet

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; to swallow or not to swallow,that is the question.

Dr. Frascino, I am a RN who happens to dance with HIV. Most of my patients dance with it too. My point, many of my friends come to me with questions,and the need for education, I do my best. My education is limited, for I have not attended medical...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reactivate and cause problems.How do you decrease the chances of getting sick with CMV? Keep your CD4 count above 100!Dr. BobCytomegalovirus (CMV) February 26, 2005 What Is CMV?Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic infection. The virus is... Read more »

One short question

I had a short oral contact with a woman, I also put my finger inside of her vagina.I had hiv test at 6 week, 3 month and 3 week, and 6 month and 2 week after this contact. 3 and 6 month test were also with epstein barr, hep B, C, ... well, all...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your exposure was low risk and your testing is negative. I would be assured by that.Dr. McGovern Read more »

CD$ Number Vs. Percent

Hey Dr. Bob,What is the latest consynsis on CD4 Counts and CD4 Percent?First set of Labs = 220 / 12% / 44K V.L. Now, after Atripla SIX WEEKS- 285 Count / UNDER 300 VIRAL (yippy & Wow) and CD 14% - My arrogant doc states- " Once considered Aids...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...certain opportunistic infections or malignancies, such as PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia), KS (Kaposi's sarcoma), CMV (cytomegalovirus), etc. Once the AIDS diagnosis is established, it does not change, even if the CD4 cell count and/or... Read more »

CMV - IgG / IgM Results

I was diagnosed with HIV/Full blown AIDS about a year ago at a routine checkup. My cd4 was about 90 and VL 700,000. At that time I also had many OI's such as oral thrush and esophageal thrush, as well as wasting syndrome, moloscum, Anemia, low...
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
...All these test tell you is that you have antibodies against cytomegalovirus (CMV). This means you have been exposed, and presumably chronically infected, like the majority of all people. Most of us get infected 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Filgrastim (Neupogen)

...fairly common in HIV patients using medications that can damage the bone marrow, such as: ganciclovir, a drug used to treat cytomegalovirus (see Fact Sheet 504 ) the antiretroviral drug AZT (Retrovir, see Fact Sheet 411 ) the antibiotic... Read more »
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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...neutropenia. Advanced HIV disease can cause neutropenia. So can some medications including ganciclovir, a drug used to treat cytomegalovirus (see Fact Sheet 504 ) and the anti-HIV drug AZT . There are two main types of lymphocytes (lymphs) .... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

St. John's Wort (Hypericin)

...although it may be similar to the action of some pharmaceutical products. Hypericin is active against several viruses, including cytomegalovirus, human papillomavirus, hepatitis B, and herpes. This antiviral activity has been shown in the... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by Anonymous
...Diagnosis of Acute HIV Infection -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Primary cytomegalovirus infection Drug reaction Epstein-Barr virus mononucleosis Viral hepatitis Primary herpes simplex virus... Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
...susceptible to certain diseases because their immune systems are compromised. For instance, many people carry the virus that causes cytomegalovirus (CMV -- an AIDS-defining illness -- but they do not develop CMV because their immune systems... Read more »

the distortion of Science

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply not succumb directly to HIV infection, but to a well-known list of opportunistic pathogens such as Pneumocystis carinii, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome" refers to an illness... Read more »