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Drug Of Choice For Cytomegalovirus

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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
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what is the drug of choice for CMV resistant to gancyclovir?

what is the drug of choice for CMV resistant to gancyclovir?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Ordinarily foscarnet is active against ganciclovir resistant CMV. KH Read more »

I have PML

Robert J. Frascino, M.D.Thank you so much for your support and understanding on PML.I found out that I had HIV in June 2008. On the 2nd of January I was admitted to hospital, and after tests over a two-week period, I was diagnosed with PML. I had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lymphoma of the central nervous system (CNS lymphoma), AIDS dementia complex (ADC), cryptococcal meningitis, HIV encephalopathy and cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes infections of the central nervous system. Therefore, it's important to consult... Read more »

pml

what, does pml stand for in hiv pos poeple?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lymphoma of the central nervous system (CNS lymphoma), AIDS dementia complex (ADC), cryptococcal meningitis, HIV encephalopathy and cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes infections of the central nervous system. Therefore, it's important to consult... Read more »

PML of the brain (PML, 2009)

My best friend just started having seizures about 5 months ago, the first time, he was taken by ambulance to the ER and because he had smoked marijuana (with a written doctors recomendation in the state of California) the ER doc dismissed anything...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...lymphoma of the central nervous system (CNS lymphoma), AIDS dementia complex (ADC), cryptococcal meningitis, HIV encephalopathy and cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes infections of the central nervous system. Therefore, it's important to consult... Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

Pneumonias

...Treatment: Antibiotics including: TMP/SMX (Bactrim or Septra) Dapsone plus trimethoprim Pentamidine Atovaquone (Mepron) First choice treatment is TMP/SMX, but many are allergic to the sulfa contained in the drug (desensitization may be used... 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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Choices

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...retirement community that provides us with assurance that we will be taken care of through our final illnesses. Even with that choice, we have choices. One choice is an urban high rise condo in San Francisco near the Opera House, a church dear... Read more »

which is a better choice?

Posted by franfrog, 9 Replies
My doctor recently diagnosed me with depression. It sort of hit me like a ton of bricks. She put me on lexapro 10mg and then switched me to 20 just last week. I think this is part to do with me explaining my fatigue during the day and insomnia at... Read more »

my partner is positive and having a very hard time

Posted by killiansdad, 12 Replies
...couples counselor on and off for the last 2 years, and through that I have come to the understanding that I will respect his choices and encourage whatever course he decides. I guess I'm reaching out tonight, to those who are fighting this... Read more »

Re: AIDS Denialist David Pasquarelli Dies

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...PaulKing has posted elsewhere), and he did not take HAART for many years before he was a dissident. David died from advancing CMV (Cytomegalovirus) infection in his CNS (Central Nervous System - spine and brain). He did take Viramune and Trizivir... Read more »