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Does Cytomegalovirus Cause Disease

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AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...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 are weak, CMV can attack several parts of the body. This can be caused by various diseases including HIV. Combination antiviral therapy has reduced the rate of CMV in people with HIV by 75%. However, about 5% of people with HIV still develop CMV disease. The most common illness...
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CMV infection

You answered an earlier question and refered to CMV infection, what is that?
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
...Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the herpes viruses and usually causes disease in patients with reduced immune systems like transplant or cancer patients or those with AIDS. Read more »

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
...HIV carry the virus. CMV is the most common virus passed onto a pregnant woman's unborn baby.Most of the time, CMV does not cause disease. It may be a cause for mononucleosis, commonly called mono. Among people with damaged immune systems,... 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
...immune system keeps this virus in check. When the immune defenses are weak, CMV can attack several parts of the body. This can be caused by various diseases including HIV. Combination antiviral therapy has reduced the rate of CMV in people with... Read more »

cytomegalovirus

I was wondering if I could get cytomegalovirus from oral sex and if I can than what are my chances of getting CMV disaese? I have all the symtoms for CMV and I've been tested for mono and hepatitis and they have both tested negative. I am getting...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...already had it. Sometimes patients get CMV when they are adults but this is less common. In immunocompromised hosts, CMV can cause illness because the infection, which they acquired early in life, "reactivates".Dr. McGovern Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...HIV carry the virus. CMV is the most common virus passed onto a pregnant woman's unborn baby. Most of the time, CMV does not cause disease. It may be a cause for mononucleosis , commonly called mono. Among people with damaged immune systems,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...and "test positive" for it, even though you don't have the disease. For example, almost everyone with HIV tests positive for Cytomegalovirus (CMV). But it is very rare for CMV disease to develop unless the CD4 cell count drops below 50, a sign of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...or IRIS. It may occur in about 20% of people starting ART. How Was the Syndrome Identified? Several patients developed cytomegalovirus (CMV) after they started HIV treatment. See Fact Sheet 504 for more information on CMV. In some... Read more »
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HPV CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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Links on CMV and other possible ARS causes!?

Posted by Anonymous
...some clues for us HIV neg people with symptoms. there are so many things out there other than HIV. notice both of these can cause swollen lymph nodes and people can be re-infected with CMV. links below, take care all! ... Read more »

Herpes Window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...given to me by the National Herpes Hotline (1-919-361-8488). They told me that they believe about 30% of genital herpes is caused by the type I virus (normally associated with oral herpes) so oral sex is a risk. However, they wouldn't give me... Read more »

CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
...What is Cytomegalovirus, (CMV)? CMV is a common virus that infects most people at some time during their lives but rarely causes obvious illness. It is a member of the herpes virus family. Other members of the herpes virus family cause... Read more »