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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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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 »
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I will assume that you are asking about clearing hepatitis B after new infection...If your Hepatitis B surface antigen is reactive six months into infection, I would be concerned about the development of chronic infection.... Read more »

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

1. I read that CMV is common in USA and is often transmitted by Saliva. Can sharing of a Bottle of Coke with an infected person give me CMV or EBV?2. In Sri Lanka where I come from CMV/EBV is very uncommon (that's what the people who call...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
CMV and EBV are common worldwide, and can be transmitted by saliva. If you had never had either infection before, you could have gotten it on your trip. Both cause a mono-like syndrome, including hepatitis and enlarged lymph nodes (that will... 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 »

cmv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ive had all the hiv symptoms and tested neg at 4 months,but just tested pos for 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... Read more »

Re: CMV (for all those with symptoms)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Mr. Confused is onto something. Everyone who had a flu-like illness, plus maybe a minor bout with tingling, well maybe they were exposed to CMV for the first time? Although almost all adults have already had past CMV exposure, maybe these... Read more »

to rid of me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
fine ill post my whole story tonight or tommorow morning and then ill stop unless i really need to post but just so you know i did get exposed to it by having unprotected sex with a girl ok. here is a short part of my story: i had unprotected sex... Read more »