How Long Does Cmv Last

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How long CMV IgM test will be positive?

How long CMV IgM test will be positive after somebody will be recovered after infection?thanks
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
It usually becomes negative after several months but in some instances may remain positive for a year or more; JLS. Read more »

CMV and EBV -- First Exposure,long story but Small questions

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AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...damage your bone marrow or kidneys. This may require additional medications. Other drugs require infusions that can take a long time. Discuss the side effects of any CMV treatment with your health care provider. What do the guidelines say? ... Read more »
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What is CMV?

...mononucleosis ("mono") 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,... Read more »
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Advances in Treating CMV

...standard IV therapy for treating this condition. Future studies will examine how useful this drug is in preventing CMV. Long-awaited results from a study of treating CMV (cytomegalovirus) retinitis show that a new formulation of oral (by... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...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 HIV-positive. Dysplasia and warts can return. They should be treated as... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cmv.Ive heard with cmv the symptoms can be the same as hiv.Does anyone have or know much about cmv is it a serious disease and how long do symptoms last with it im still having symptoms and its now going on 5 please Read more »

Re: CMV (for all those with symptoms)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...attack the peripheral nervous system temporarily). Once the acute phase is over (the flu syndrome) there is usually no serious long term adverse effect of CMV, as long as you STAY HIV NEGATIVE. There are many of these harmless viruses that cause... Read more »

CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
...Although most people never develop symptoms after exposure, the incubation period appears to be between three and 12 weeks. How long can an infected person carry CMV? CMV remains in the body throughout a lifetime. Infected people may... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Have any of you wiyh this tingling and numbing been tested for CMV.I think thats my next test. let me know please Read more »