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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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HIV and CMV (CMV)

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 you to review the wealth of information on this site. It... Read more »

re: CMV

I am HIV+. If I have been exposed to CMV is it treatable/cureable?(I'm the one that asked about CMV yesterday)...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
CMV is never "curable" in the sense that you rid your body of it forever, but it is treatable. Like HIV, you use medicines to suppress its growth. If you are contracting CMV for the first time, that is a different situation medically... Read more »

Transplant Patient with CMV Infection

Hope I am writing these questions in the right section. A year ago I received a kidney/pancreas transplant. I had been on ganciclovir for exactly a year and discovered after my one year review that I had CMV. Now we knew from the beginning that I...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your story was a bit hard to follow from the point of whether you did or did not have prior exposure to CMV (+ antibody test) from the start. Nonetheless, let me try to answer your questions:Ganciclovir is not 100% effective, so it is possible to... Read more »

CMV+ donor allogenic stem cell transplant in CMV- patient

If an immune suppressed patient whom was CMV- receives CMV+ donor cells, what is the possibility of the patient having complications from this? What if the patient is an immune suppressed infant that is receiving the CMV+ donor cells?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.While I'm no expert in transplantation medicine, usually hosts and donors are matched for their CMV status.Indeed, when CMV- recipients receive CMV+ organs, there is a higher risk of rejection and CMV-related... Read more »
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support groups for people with CMV and blindness?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everybody,

I'm living in Miami Beach in Florida, and have CMV Retinitis. I was wondering if anybody out there knows of, or might want to start, a support group or organizations for people with CMV Retinitis who suffered blindness as a result of... Read more »

eye implant for cmv

Posted by princealbert, 1 Reply
Has anyone had a vitrasert implant for cmv retinitis? I'm concerned because it's now 2 1/2 weeks after surgery, and my vision is still very cloudy, like someone smeared vaseline over my
right lens. I've been examined 3 times thoroughly, and doctors... Read more »

implant for cmv

Posted by princealbert
Has anyone had a vitrasert implant for cmv retinitis? I'm concerned because it's now 2 1/2 weeks after surgery, and my vision is still very cloudy, like someone smeared vaseline over my right lens. I've been examined 3 times thoroughly, and doctors... Read more »

cmv colitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it possible to have cmv colitis when first infected within 3 months or is this something that happens later in disease and not in the ars stage. Read more »