Etiology Of Cytomegalovirus
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Stanford University, School of MedicineYou will likely never be able to determine why the screening test was positive or what specific antibodies may have caused this result. As you state, this is a known phenomenon and a negative confirmatory antibody test is excellent reassurance.... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolCytomegalovirus (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 »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineIf 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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Posted by JamieLEEWhat 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 chickenpox,... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousRead this article about CMV infection which is very similar to hiv primary infection.
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Posted by worried22yo, 2 RepliesHey guys. Thanks for the help before. I had a few more questions hopefully someone can help me on.
1.) While I know many symptoms can be caused by stress, I know the petechiae/red dots can not and neither can lymph node swelling. Can any other STD's... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesPlease respond to this! I am 99.9% convinced that I have HIV ... is there any hope that these symptoms could be caused by anything else?
My symptoms: I found swollen lymph nodes running up either side of my neck (about five on each side). A few days... Read more »
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