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Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

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The Well Project

AIDS Defining Conditions

... Coccidioidomycosis, disseminated or 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 Encephalopathy, HIV-related Herpes simplex: chronic ulcer(s) (greater than 1 month's duration); or bronchitis, pneumonitis, or esophagitis Histoplasmosis, disseminated...
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Disability and CMV retinitis

I am a 48-year old female working 30 hours a week as a special education teacher confultant. From 1995-1998 (pre-protease days), I was on total disability (through employer's LTD and SSDI) due to AIDS (T4 of 13) + bilateral CMV retinitis. I...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Work your doctors (internist, retina specailist, etc.) to complile the necessary medical back-up to apply for SSDI. It is not uncommon dfor Social Secuirty to deny the initial application. However, many times it is granted upon appeal. So if you... Read more »

how to diagnose CMV retinitis?

dear doctor ,,,I have symptoms in my eyes ,,but if I go to eye doctor how he will diagnose that I have CMV retinitis?is it by blood test only ? I mean if I did blood test for CMV ,,,if both IgG and IgM CMV test came positive ,,does this mean that I...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The only way to diagnose CMV retinitis is to have an exam by an eye doctor experienced in treating HIV+s. The blood tests merely tell whether you have been exposed Read more »

HIV

What are three different HIV related illnesses that can lead to death?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...you wanted the name of 3 different HIV-related illness which could lead to death, here they are 1) AIDS-related lymphoma 2) Cytomegalovirus retinitis 3) Pneumocystis pneumonia Read more »

multiple drug resistance, poor response, cmv retinitis returns

I've been off antivirals now for 5 months, after genotype and phenotype show no viable combinations for me. Been through almost everything, resistant to most.CD4 is 34, vl is 433,000, and now CMV retinitis is reactivated. I'd like to avoid...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...recurrence despite ongoing CMV therapy. I suggest that you discuss the specifics of your situation with specialists in both HIV and CMV retinitis to come up with the best possible approach for you. Good luck! Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Valganciclovir: A New Treatment for Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

...Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved valganciclovir (Valcyte) as a new treatment for cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. CMV retinitis is an inflammation of the retina, characterized by loss of visual acuity (sharpness) or "blind spots." A... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Cytomegalovirus Retinitis: New Approaches

...AIDS develop CMV disease in the era of PCP prophylaxis, usually when their CD4+ T-lymphocyte count drops below 50 cells/mm 3 . CMV retinitis accounts for 80-90% of cases of end-organ CMV disease. There are now two drugs approved by the Food and... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval Letter for the Use of Vitravene Injection for the Local Treatment of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis

...patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who are intolerant of or have a contraindication to other treatment(s) for CMV retinitis. We have completed the review of this application, as amended, and have concluded that adequate... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Improved Treatment of CMV Retinitis

.... Torriani FJ, MacDonald JC, Karavellas M, Freeman WR. Lack of progression after discontinuation of maintenance therapy for cytomegalovirus retinitis in AIDS patients responding to highly active antiretroviral therapy. 37th Interscience... Read more »
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cmv retinitis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if you could have CMV retinitus for years without showing any other signs of HIV or AIDS? I have read that it comes in the later stages, and I have had the symptoms for years but otherwise feel o.k Read more »

HPV CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When do these show up in HIV infection Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...though as many as 200,000 citizens are living with HIV. This access gap extends far beyond antiretrovirals: For instance, cytomegalovirus retinitis, an opportunistic infection that has become relatively rare among HIV-infected patients in... Read more »

Good information on the board

Posted by Jackie_Blue, 2 Replies
...Cryptosporidiosis, chronic intestinal (greater than 1 month's duration) Cytomegalovirus disease (other than liver, spleen, or nodes) Cytomegalovirus retinitis (with loss of vision) Encephalopathy, HIV-related Herpes simplex: chronic ulcer(s)... Read more »