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Diagnostic Studies For Cytomegalovirus

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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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New improved diagnostic tests ?

Dear DoctorMaybe you could shed some light on new developments in the field of hiv diagnostic tests ? BACKGROUNDOne of the comments that one sees is that progression, and/or OI's are not always related directly to the absolute CD4 count (i.e....
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
There are many tests available in a research only capacity that can measure global or very specific function of CD4 cells. They are labor intensive and expensive. It is unclear as to when they would have wide spread availability.... Read more »

Arterial Schlerosis and Protease -- Diagnostic and preventitive strategies

What test(s) can a doctor run to see if a patient is developing arterial schlerosis from protease and in the absence of high triglycerides and high cholesterol? What drugs can a patient take to open clogged arteries? Earlier this year an edition...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Since you asked this question you are probably aware that treatment with HIV medications, particularly protease inhibitors, has been associated with metabolic changes that include higher cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Protease inhibitors also... Read more »

What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?

"What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?"...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus which most HIV-infected individuals have been exposed to, and which can reactivate and cause disease when you become immunosuppressed, almost always when your CD4 cell count has fallen below 50.The most common form... Read more »


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 infected by... Read more »
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Quest Diagnostics???'s not them

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Although Jocko's info, as-far-as the validity of a PCR DNA is correct, his "source" of where that info is
coming from is wrong.

Quest Diagnostics contracts with a lot of "draw stations" and "organizations" such as "AIDS Specialized
testing aka HIV... Read more »

some people diagnosticed by insertive oral sex??

Posted by ghoneer, 2 Replies
can i received any ansewer please.!!! Read more »

Quest Diagnostics

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
En este foro he visto posts que dicen que Quest Diagnostics ocupa pruebas elisa de 1a generacion y no elisas de 3a generacion en los Estados Unidos. Si me hize una prueba a los 150 dias despues de exposicion, puedo confiar en mis resultados o no?... Read more »

Quest Diagnostics

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is Quest the best option for people not wanting to test through a health department or doctors office? I have called the hotline and it seems reputable but expensive. Please offer your opinions

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