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High Levels Of Cytomegalovirus Antibody

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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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Cytomegalovirus only or Associated HIV infection?

Seven weeks ago, I engaged on a fellatio with a prostitute in Japan. Without wearing condoms at that time, I drove myself crazy when she suddenly spread her fingers wet of saliva on the top of my penis where an abrasion could be seen. One week...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your inquiry.First of all, if you were receiving oral sex (fellatio) with this prostitute,your risk of infection was very small. If you are receiving oral sex fromsomeone else, you are only being exposed to saliva. The concentrations... Read more »

Failed vaccine or dropping antibodies level?

I completed my hep B vaccine a few years ago. Had a recent possible exposure but tested negative up to 12 weeks for both HIV and hep B. However, the hep B test also showed I am not immuned.1) How common is it for for normal individuals not to...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You ask good questions.1. It does happen. That is why we check surface antibody titers to be certain they work in persons at high risk (eg has a partner with HBV)2. Either scenario could be possible.3. Doubt that.... Read more »

Testosterone levels and HIV antibody test.

Hello!It is now being reported (via HIV/AIDS literature) that close to 50 of HIV+ patients have low testosterone levels.In a 19 page article that I recently came across (Patients Guide to Low Testosterone) it stated, "chemotherapy and radiation...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The rate of low testosterone levels in the setting of HIV infection may run as high as 50% in a few studies but more often is in the range of 20-30%. There has been no clear linkage to any category of HIV drug and can be low even in the absence of... Read more »

what does it mean when lab results show high cytomegalovirus

recent hospital stay showed my cytomegalovirus is high and 5-nucleotidase is high? what does this mean ? as far as I know I don't have hiv or herpies. Help...
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 is a virus in the herpes virus family. 5-nucleotidase is a liver enzyme that when elevated in the blood, indicates some type of liver injury. This could be related to CMV infection.... Read more »
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Possible Hiv infected but no antibodies produced?

Posted by chris8178, 2 Replies
Could you tell me is it possilble to have hiv with out having antibodies produced post 6 months?

I had unprotected anal sex about 7 months ago and been having some major health (oral) issues.

I have seen a lot of doctors; 3 ents; 2 general docs; 1... Read more »

Antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I asked my girlfriend to take a rapid antibody test in a clinic to see if she had HIV, as I found out she was injecting drugs. The result was negative but I am worried she cheated the test with Anti-viral drugs, is it possible?
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High "Lactate" level help....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My lactate level ranges from 2.0 to 5.9 during the past 3 yrs (taken every two to three months), do I need to be concerned? (I'm feeling well otherwise)

Thanks.

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