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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 »

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...
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 children have no symptoms of CMV infection, and some... 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 who have been slowly developing CMV DISEASE when they start on HAART can have CMV DISEASE occur... Read more »

CMV to Blindness

Hi Dr. Feinberg, I have 2 quick questions for you. If a person has floaters and those floaters are a result of CMV and the person is NOT currently being treated, is there a "timetable" as to when one would go blind? Secondly, is it not...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Floaters are just a sign of inflammation inside the eye. The frequency of seeing floaters is not necessarily tied to how quickly you can lose vision. CMV retinitis does not have to spread to the other eye -- the key to preventing this is to be... Read more »
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CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
What is Cytomegalovirus, (CMV)?

CMV is a common virus that infects most people at some time during their lives but rarely causes obvious illness. It is a member of the herpes virus family. Other members of the herpes virus family cause chickenpox,... Read more »

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 »