High Levels Of Cytomegalovirus Antibody

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...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 CMV? The Bottom Line Introduction Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. It can infect people of all ages, including unborn babies. Once a person gets CMV, it stays in his or her body for life. Medicines do not rid the body of CMV infection, but...
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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
...service organizations and the name of your city or town and a list should pop up.)Good luck to both you and your dad.Dr. BobCytomegalovirus (CMV)October 2007IntroductionCytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. It can infect people of all ages,... Read more »

whats wrong with this guy (Roberto Gilado)

Hi Dr BobThis Roberto guy is such an A****h****l. Thank god he does not practice in NY.For me i do not know what's he mission he can go to hell if there is such thing.This guy is very counter productive. Arguing test are not accurate for diagnosis....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...diluted. With ELISA, it is diluted 400 times. The dilution is somewhat less with the Western Blot. Most blood tests that look for antibodies against germs use undiluted blood. But to prevent false positive results, some blood tests -- including... Read more »

Why a 400 fold dilution? (Roberto Giraldo AIDS DENIALIST)

What are your thoughts on the below?Medical researcher Dr. Roberto Giraldo, who for the past six years has been working at a lab of clinical immunology at a large New York hospital, published his findings in Continuum's most recent issue. When an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...University, an institution affiliated to but separate from the Hospital.On his website Giraldo writes:The ELISA test is a test for antibodies against what is supposed to be the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV. To run this test, an... Read more »

Difference between Igg antibodies and Igm

Dr. Gallant: Could you explain to me what is the difference between IGG and IGM antibodies. I Know that when you get infected your body produces both kinds, but only the IGg remains present and the Igm desapears. Why is that? When do you test...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...In general, IgM antibodies indicate acute or recent infection. The appearearly during the course of the infection and then disappear. IgG antibodiesappear Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (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... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Stages of HIV Infection

...(PCP) parasitic infections -- such as cryptosporidiosis (crypto) or toxoplasmosis (toxo) viral infections -- such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) cancers -- such as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma... Read more »
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HIV and Inflammation

...new virus. This may contribute to continuing inflammation. Antiretroviral medications reduce inflammation, but not to normal levels. Over time, HIV weakens the immune system. Old infections may come back. Almost everyone with HIV is also... Read more »
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Study Finds Heart Disease in Young HIV-Positive Men

...drugs to an increased risk for CVD, the Harvard study did not. However, the researchers did find that men who had highlevels of antibodies to a virus called CMV (cytomegalovirus) were more likely to have evidence of heart disease. The Burden... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...your blood for the presence of antibodies (disease-fighting proteins) to HIV. HIV antibodies generally do not reach noticeable levels in the blood for 1 to 3 months following infection. It may take the antibodies as long as 6 months to be... Read more »

Yet another anxious newbie.

Posted by Xenoid, 1 Reply
...So, I guess the most dramatic change here is the drop in neutrophils. In both tests, monospot was negative. The standard HIV antibody tests were negative on 2/23, and no further HIV testing has been done. We're currently waiting for a CMV... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...Aseptic meningitis 24 Oral ulcers 10 to 20 Genital ulcers 5 to 15 Thrombocytopenia 45 Leukopenia 40 Elevated hepatic enzyme levels 21 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HIV=human... Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
...thing cannot be disputed: HIV is found in all people with AIDS -- and AIDS is not found in people who do not have HIV. The HIV antibody test became widely available in 1985. Even in the earliest studies, 79 percent to 100 percent of people with... Read more »