Cytomegalovirus Recurrence

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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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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 »


Dr Holodniy,I have just been tested for cytomegalovirus and my doctor says that I have it but it doesn't present any risk right now. My concern is for my husband who is negative. What are the risk of me giving cmv to him. Is it a very dangerous...
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
...You don't indicate what CMV tests were performed that determined you have it. It is likely that an antibody test was performed, indicating past exposure. Read more »


My husband was just dignosed with CMV. We need basic information about the disease. He does not have HIV. Could you please list the casues, symptoms, treatment, duration, etc. Is this likely to flare up again, or it is a one time virus that...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine answer in this forum. You can certainly get basic information from any general medical or infectious diseases textbook. CMV is not confined to people with damaged immune systems, but they are the ones most likely to develop persistent... Read more »

Recurrent symptoms (sweats, smells); is my lymphoma back?

Since finishing chemotherapy at the end of Jan I've been having night sweats, at first put it down to possibly Amiltriptyline that i was taking for Vincristine related Neuropathy. Then about a week ago spiked two fever's 101.5 and have like...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...logical recommendation, which I can give to you is to get your oncologist involved with your care. (S)He can evaluate you for recurrent lymphoma. Repeat scans and biopsies may be necessary. That said, a good number of patients who have recurrent... Read more »
The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

...extrapulmonary Cryptococcosis, extrapulmonary Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's duration) Cytomegalovirus disease (other than liver, spleen, or nodes) Cytomegalovirus retinitis (with loss of vision ... Read more »
Project Inform

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 »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Are Opportunistic Diseases?

...outside the lungs) Cryptococcosis (outside the lungs) Cryptosporidiosis in the intestines lasting for more than 1 month Cytomegalovirus [CMV] (outside the liver, spleen, or lymph nodes) Cytomegalovirus retinitis [CMV] (with loss of... Read more »
The Well Project


...HIV drugs, so plan your treatment carefully with your doctor Other (Rare) Cases of Pneumonia in HIV-Positive People Cytomegalovirus Histoplasmosis Lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) Seen generally in children under 13 years... Read more »
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Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, folks! I had a risky exposure 2 1/2 months ago (oral sex performed on me by sex worker), and developed urinary infection 3 weeks ago that was treated by antibiotics and now has returned again. This entire time I have been extremely fatigued,... Read more »

Seemingly Recurrent fungal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Help! In August, I developed a yeast infection. Alarmed (I get these rarely), I had an HIV test. It came back negative. In Nov., my long-time boyfriend developed (what he claimed his dr. said was) a bad case of jock itch. His HIV test was... Read more »

HIV and recurrent yeast

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...for several months before I realized he was using drugs and who knows what else he was out there doing. Since then, I have had recurrent vaginal yeast infections. I went to a clinic here in town and was tested for everything while he lived here.... Read more »

recurrent colds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Are recurrent colds (within the first 5 months of infection) a sign of HIV? I mean, my immune system is clearly weakened since I've been getting Read more »