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How Does Cmv Spread

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AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...about 5% of people with HIV still develop CMV disease. The most common illness caused by CMV is retinitis. This is the death of cells in the retinas, the back of the eye. It can quickly cause blindness unless treated. CMV can spread throughout the body and infect several organs at once. The risk of CMV is highest when CD4 cell counts are below 50. It is rare in people with 100 or more T-cells. The first signs of CMV retinitis are vision...
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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
...impossible to avoid in everyday life, there are ways to reduce your risk of CMV infection. This publication describes how CMV is spread, its symptoms, prevention and treatments.CMV is a type of virus in the herpes family -- the kind of viruses... Read more »

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Hi Dr. Franscino!In a previous answer given through the "ask the experts" - HIV and CMV (CMV)Oct 17, 2008 -, I read "...CMV disease most often affects people with HIV when their CD4+ cell counts are below 50. You may also be at risk if you have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...retinitis. This is the death of cells in the retinas, the back of the eye. It can quickly cause blindness unless treated. CMV can spread throughout the body and infect several organs at once. The risk of CMV is highest when CD4 cell counts are... Read more »

CMV

Son has CD4 186 and VL 5000.000. Isn't his CD4 count to high for this. His dr. said she was surprised his CMV count was so high. She did not tell me the numbers. Does this mean that CMV has spread throughout his body. Is he showing infection or...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Most people with CMV DISEASE affecting the function of some part of their body have much lower CD4 cell counts (usually less than 50), but patients Read more »

CMV

Dr. Feinberg,I am a twenty-seven year old child care teacher and I work with infants, I've recently learned about CMV and how it is spread through urine. Since I work with infants can you tell me a little more about it, such as how can you tell that...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...This is not the appropriate place for an encyclopedic review of CMV in daycare settings. There are plenty of resources, including websites and textbooks. But the brief answer is that most young Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent CMV

...vision and blindness), painful swallowing, diarrhea, and pain, weakness, and numbness in the legs. How is CMV spread? CMV spreads from one person to another in saliva (spit), semen, vaginal secretions, blood, urine, and breast milk. You can... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

What is CMV?

...and herpes simplexes 1 and 2. The viruses all share the ability to remain dormant in the body for a long time. How Is CMV Spread? CMV can be spread through bodily fluids such as urine, saliva, blood, tears, semen, vaginal fluids and breast... 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 I Ever Read more »
Project Inform

Advances in CMV Management: Fomivirsen (Vitravene®) Approved

...specialist) every 2 or 4 weeks. The recommended dose is 330g on days 1 and 15 during the initial phase of treatment (when CMV is still spreading). It is then given once monthly during the maintenance phase (when CMV is not actively spreading but... Read more »
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CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
...Anyone can become infected with CMV. Almost all people have been exposed to CMV by the time they reach adulthood. How is CMV spread? Although the virus is not highly communicable, it can be spread from person to person by direct contact. The... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV/AIDS. In 2003, two-thirds of U.S. AIDS cases in both women and children were among African-Americans. TRANSMISSION HIV is spread most commonly by having unprotected sex with an infected partner. The virus can enter the body through the lining... Read more »

CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... CMV is a virus that is causes mono like symptoms, but a person will test negative on a monospot if they have it. My question is, Read more »

After 15 Months Just Tested POS!!!

Posted by pozsailor1, 5 Replies
...NO NOT HIV, thank God! Pos for CMV. I don't know what that means for me now, but as I've been telling numerous Docs all along there is something wrong with me. Read more »