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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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CMV negative, what does it mean?

I am a regular blood donor through the Red Cross. I am AB negatvie blood type, and I'm also CMV negative. I am not infected with HIV. The Red Cross tells me CMV negative type blood is used for transfusions for pre-mature babies, babies, and...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
"CMV negative" means you have never been infected with cytomegalovirus. For most people with healthy immune systems, infection with CMV or not is usually of little consequence, but people with damaged or immature (like newborns) immune... 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
Hello,Because your dad is HIV positive and now has CMV (cytomegalovirus), he meets the definition for AIDS. I'll reprint below some information about CMV from the archives. I encourage you to review the wealth of information on this site. It... Read more »

cmv- and hiv+

Dear Doctor, I am a gay man with hiv and my doctor has said that my -ve CMV is unusual. Does this mean I am more at risk should I get this disease now or in the future? What can I do to avoid CMV...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
IT is unusual to be gay, HIV+ and CMV-, because CMV can be transmitted by close physical contact. However, it does happen and you are one of the lucky ones. There is no foolproof way to avoid getting CMV, but if you rigorously follow safe sex... Read more »

cmv/hiv

I have both cmv and hiv. Both are well controlled at this time. I saw somewhere that you had conducted a study regarding coinfection with cmv and hiv and increased risk of mortality. I am being followed by an excellant hiv doc at Duke. Do you have...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The issue is when people have CMV actually in their blood rather than antibodies to the virus. Most people with HIV have antibodies to CMV, meaning they have been exposed to it, as do a sizable proportion of teh HIV negative population. However,... Read more »
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cmv ebv do i have hiv too

Posted by schokoo, 1 Reply
i have cmv and ebv both vca igg positive in high levels but vca igm negative. do i seroconvert late for hive then. does it mean that i have hiv to. i have tested duo test for hiv out to 100 days. ?? Read more »

cmv/hiv coinfection

Posted by frankie7878, 2 Replies
My girlfriend has cmv from a liver transplant and I allso got it from her. than we broke up and I had sex with a woman who had hiv unprotected. I started to get sore trqot and puss right after and had to go on antibitics. than I went back with my... Read more »

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

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Does HIV postive really mean anything?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
HI forgive me i say soemthing that may sound stupid. I have read alot abt HIV AND AIDS, BUT recently reading Christine Maggiore i am wondering is she might be right. She challenges almost every known fact on HIV/aids 'That many experts now contend... Read more »