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How Do I Know If I Have Cmv

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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 »

CMV related issues

I have current active cmv retinitis and would like to know whats the usual time frame before i go... Read more »

CMV; to swallow or not to swallow,that is the question.

Dr. Frascino, I am a RN who happens to dance with HIV. Most of my patients dance with it too. My... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent CMV

... What is CMV? How is CMV spread? How can I protect myself from CMV? How do I know if I have CMV? How is CMV different for someone with HIV? How can I prevent CMV disease? CMV infection is very common; 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 »
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? Read more »
Treatment Action Group

CMV's Real World: When Two Prophylaxis Studies Declare Opposite Findings, Clinicians And Their Patients Are Lost in the Quandary

... A question of patient management The most important CMV data to come out of the recent ICAAC conference was the late-breaking presentation of CPCRA 023, a randomized, placebo-controlled Read more »
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CMV-Rentinitis Implants

Posted by Richard3910, 1 Reply
...Hello everyone! I'm in desperate need of any information on the removal of an eye implant that was used for the treatment of my CMV-Rentinitis. I had my implant put in 1997 and recently has been dislodged. I have been slowly losing my vision in... 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 Read more »

cmv retinitis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know if you could have CMV retinitus for years without showing any other signs of HIV or AIDS? I have read that it comes in the later stages, and I have Read more »

CMV question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anybody know about CMV? I have been experiencing what I would say are floaters for about 2 weeks. I went to the optomistrist and they took a photo of Read more »