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Getting Cmv When You're Hiv Positive

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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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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 »

5th time posting...please answer. Positive tests for candida and CMV (recent infetion) - Am I HIV pos?

I have a negative 12 week hiv test...but I have both thrush and CMV after a very high risk question is whether additional testing is warranted if it is a high risk exposure and you have a number of HIV/AIDS related symptoms...please...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Thrush is an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth. Smokers and people who on antibiotics can sometimes get thrush. In HIV, It is a sign of ADVANCED not recent infection. I do not know what you mean when you say you have CMV. CMV is a virus most of... Read more »

CMV before HIV?

Dr. Bob,I just read a response to another person and you said "CMV is a late complication..."Well, what if I was infected with CMV before I ever had HIV? Am I more likely to experience optical and/or gastrointestinal complications related...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello PC,CMV is an extremely common infection. Lots of us have been exposed to that virus sometime during our lives. Our immune system has no difficulty controlling past infection, unless, of course, our immune system becomes so wiped out that the... Read more »

cmv ebv false positive

Dear doctor:About 5 months ago i had anal sex with an escort but i use protection . About 30-40 days later i have little fever (no more than 37.7) for 30-35 days. The labs test ( i did them about 45-55 days after that sex) came positives for cmv and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Argentina-guy,It would be extremely unlikely that your HIV test was a false-negative.Your HIV risk, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break, is essentially nonexistent, because you had "protected" sex.Your negative... 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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ive had all the hiv symptoms and tested neg at 4 months,but just tested pos for cmv.Ive heard with cmv the symptoms can be the same as hiv.Does anyone have or know much about cmv is it a serious disease and how long do symptoms last with it im still... Read more »

cmv follow up

Posted by Anonymous
I am not HIV positive. BUt my immune system seems to be beaten down pretty bad.

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