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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%
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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 Read more »

should I take medicine on CMV?

Dr. Wohl,I am 41, male. My CD4 tested three weeks ago was 234, a drop from 294 in 10 days. Total lymphocyte from 760 to 700. CD8 from 240 to 213, CD3=410. CMV IgG=43 AU/mL. EBNA positive EBV VCA IGM negative. I have peripheral neuropathy symptom....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...The CMV test you had measures antibodies that your body makes to CMV. It does not meausre the virus itself. Your test only indicates Read more »

EyesThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hello Rick, I was wondering what kind of eye problems or eye infections can one expect with possible HIV infection. Many thanks for the great work your doing.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...question.When we're talking about the eyes, the primary disease in AIDS patients webecome concerned about is Cytomegalovirus (CMV). Symptoms from thisinfection in the eyes is seen in about 20-30% of people with AIDS. CMV is a very common virus... Read more »

symptoms of CMV ?

Have been HIV+ for approx., 16 years, no meds. Fem. I am quite unwell with anemia, fatigue, sensory neuropathy, hair loss.For several days I have been experiencing slight temperature with upset stomach. Then I started having an eye problem. My...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...CMV retinitis occurs in the back of the eye, and so does not feel like a grain of sand in the front of the eye. If your CD4cells Read more »
Project Inform

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 Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), TB (tuberculosis), CMV (cytomegalovirus), or cryptosporidiosis Hepatitis usually caused by infection with the hepatitis A, B, or C... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...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 cases, these... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...Pneumocystis pneumonia), a lung infection, see Fact Sheet 515 ; KS (Kaposi's sarcoma), a skin cancer, see Fact Sheet 511 ; CMV (Cytomegalovirus), an infection that usually affects the eyes, see Fact Sheet 504 ; and Candida, a fungal... 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 Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...disease. In addition, they also have severe forms of the typically common childhood bacterial infections, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), ear infections, and tonsillitis. People with AIDS are also particularly prone to developing various... Read more »

Should I go to the E/R???! help

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
...tested Monday but I don't know if I should wait. I have been experiencing blurred vision and my eyes hurt, I am afraid I have cmv retinitis. I don't want to go blind. Should I go to the e/r? Or wait until Monday to get tested? I don't know what... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hi,you know you can have a blood test for cmv,if its not in your blood then you are ok.also cmv eye infection is only a danger with CMV IS SPOTTED STRIGHT AWAY,IT LOOKS LIKE SCRAMBLED EGGS. ANY EYE DOCTOR WOULD SPOT IT!,IT DOES NOT HIDE.PLEASE Read more »