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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? Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic infection. The virus is very common. Between 50% and 85% of the US population tests positive for CMV by the time they are 40 years old. A healthy immune system keeps this virus in check. When the immune defenses
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Questions from your answer

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
...counts between 50 and 100.No. I'll reprint below some information about CMV from the archives.Sorry about the confusion. Dr. BobCytomegalovirus (CMV) July 8, 2009What Is CMV?Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic infection. The virus is very... Read more »

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
...service organizations and the name of your city or town and a list should pop up.)Good luck to both you and your dad.Dr. BobCytomegalovirus (CMV)October 2007IntroductionCytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. It can infect people of all ages,... 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 point, many of my friends come to me with questions,and the need for education, I do my best. My education is limited, for I have not attended medical...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reactivate and cause problems.How do you decrease the chances of getting sick with CMV? Keep your CD4 count above 100!Dr. BobCytomegalovirus (CMV) February 26, 2005 What Is CMV?Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic infection. The virus is... Read more »

Does Kissing and touching spread STD?

Hi Doctor, I went to several sex workers during the past two months and I just touch them, kissed them on the mouth and head area and neck, and just suck their breasts.( but do not notice any blood or sores) My quetion is, may I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Infections/ Nongonnococcal Urethritis, Hepatitis B (HBV), (Hepatitis is also found in saliva, so kissing is a risk), Syphilis Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Trichomoniasis (Trich) STIs spread by CONTACT (skin-to-skin): HPV/Genital Warts, Herpes Simplex... Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...Medicines to Treat CMV? What About Resistance? What Research Is Being Done on CMV? The Bottom Line Introduction Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. It can infect people of all ages, including unborn babies. Once a person... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...drug, imiquimod (Aldara), has been approved for treatment of genital warts. Cidofovir (Vistide), originally developed to fight cytomegalovirus (CMV), might also help fight HPV. HPV infection can last for a long time, especially in people who are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see Fact Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

You Can Prevent CMV

...to reduce your chance of infection with CMV and to protect yourself from CMV-related diseases. What is CMV? CMV, or cytomegalovirus (si-to-MEG-a-lo-vi-rus), is a virus that is found in all parts of the world. For someone with HIV or... 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 Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...number of available drugs help treat opportunistic infections. These drugs include * Foscarnet and ganciclovir to treat CMV (cytomegalovirus) eye infections * Fluconazole to treat yeast and other fungal infections * TMP/SMX... Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
...susceptible to certain diseases because their immune systems are compromised. For instance, many people carry the virus that causes cytomegalovirus (CMV -- an AIDS-defining illness -- but they do not develop CMV because their immune systems... Read more »

Alternatives?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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