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Cytomegalovirus Risk And Litter Boxes

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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
Ask the Experts

HIV and CMV (CMV)

Hi...My dad has been HIV+ for about 9 years now. He was diagnosed with ALL last year (which at this moment is currently in remission). He is currently taking maintence chemo pills and Atripla for his HIV. He was just told he has CMV. Is he in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...service organizations and the name of your city or town and a list should pop up.)Good luck to both you and your dad.Dr. BobCytomegalovirus (CMV)October 2007IntroductionCytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. It can infect people of all ages,... Read more »

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 »

Mr. Spinks! Do you box? risk assessment.

Hi Cal,Are you of any relation to the famous Spinks family of St. Louis boxing fame?So cool you are on board to help Dr. Bob and the good people who write in! I am getting my six month test (i go every half year) and im a little worried about an...
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
...above-mentioned incident you stated that you might have come in contact with breast milk. So, there may have been an extremely low risk of HIV transmission. That's if the fluid was breast milk and it actually got in your mouth. I wouldn't... Read more »

Anti-cytomegalovirus

What does it mean, if my plasmapheresis records show that I have anti-cytomeglovirus?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...If you have an "anti-cytomegalovirus", that means that you have antibody to cytomegalovirus (CMV), which is a protein made by your immune system that recognizes this virus. This could only happen if you have previously been Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent Toxo

...have a cat. You do not need to give up your cat. Ask someone who is not infected with HIV and is not pregnant to change the litter box daily. This will help get rid of any toxo germs before they can infect you. If you must clean the box... Read more »
Project Inform

Preventing Your Risk of Infections

...rivers, swimming pools and salt water beaches may be contaminated with human or animal waste that contains cryptosporidia. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Safer Sex is Hot Sex (and it's not just about HIV infection!) A virus that infects the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preventing Infections From Pets

...People who work with animals should take these extra precautions: Follow your worksite's rules to stay safe and reduce any risk of infection. Use or wear personal protective gear, such as coveralls, boots, and gloves. Don't clean chicken... 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 »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Fresh out of the box...

Posted by renevatio, 2 Replies
Hello all. I was diagnosed on July 20, with confirmation on the 22nd via WB. I was headed to Hawaii the following morning of my test. So you can imagine the plane ride over. Ugh. The good news was that I got to kinda put off some of the pain... Read more »

3 Years Inside Schroedinger's Box

Posted by Nebulous, 1 Reply
The moral of the story is get tested and then be safe. And if you get lucky, don' t push your luck. If you're not, brother you have my deepest empathy and sympathy. You really are in my thoughts and prayers. Read more »

Tommy Morison boxing champ?

Posted by smilingwil, 3 Replies
...debatable topic regarding HIV, that many members might be able to shine some light on. It's about former heavy weight champion boxer Tommy Morrison. Tommy was one of the most thrilling heavy weight fighters during the early to mid 90's he even... Read more »