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How Do I Take Care Of Cytomegalovirus

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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

I recently saw my primary care doctor and he had done a chemistry blood test on me to see if I still have Epstein Barr Virus. Which I know I am a carrier of and have been diagnosed with this before, however he said I do not have it right now. I...
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
This is beyond the scope of this forum. Suffice it to say that the majority of people living in the US have been exposed and infected with CMV and EBV. These are very common herpes viruses, which we all have, and continue to have. They are unrelated... Read more »

22 weeks pregnant and exposed to cytomegalovirus

I am currently 22 weeks pregnant. I am an OB nurse that cared for a patient last week whose baby came back positive for CMV. Prognosis is not good for the baby. I took care of this patient through her whole labor and delivery. I cared for and...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
You have nothing to worry about; the use of universal precautions protects against nosocomial acquisition of CMV;JLS.... Read more »

22 weeks pregnant and exposed to cytomegalovirus

I am currently 22 weeks pregnant. I am an OB nurse who took care of a patient last week whose baby was found to be positive for CMV. Prognosis is not good for the baby. I took care of this patient through her whole labor and delivery. I cared for...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
While CMV is one of the more common congenital infections, it is usually causes sequellae only in infants whose mothers acquire CMV infection for the first time during pregnancy. Universal precautions and good handwashing have been shown to be very... Read more »

IT WAS CYTOMEGALOVIRUS!!!!!

its me again, the woman who cheated on her husband and then he got sick, multiple hiv tests and hep tests, all negative out to 28 weeks post potential exposure. well my husband found out he had cytomegalovirus, that is why he was so sick and his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Well, at least part of the mystery has been solved, and that your liver function tests are now normal is excellent news. I'm delighted you are addressing your unwarranted fears and I'm quite confident you are well on the road back to... Read more »
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