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How To Prevent Cmv When You Are Hiv Positive

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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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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 still a problem? How do you prevent it?

Dr. Bob,Hello from a worried Polish American who has just glanced over an article that i quite distrubing. Is this true that CMV often occurs with individuals taking HART and how can we all prevent it from occuring. Please give your reasoning.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This forum is dedicated to Fatigue and Anemia, so I'll only be able to reply briefly. This report refers to HIV-positive folks who had very low CD4 cell counts and developed a smoldering CMV opportunistic infection. When they were placed on... Read more »

CMV prevention for newly pos. NICU RN

Thank you so much for being such a great source for questions! I'm a 29 y/o male and have been working as an RN in the NICU for 3 years. Last month I tested positive for HIV. I've been using this site to gather data to back-up my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sorry to hear about your recent HIV diagnosis. Are you under the care of an HIV/AIDS specialist? If not, you should consult a competent HIV/AIDS specialist at your earliest convenience. That specialist will give you very specific advice, not... Read more »

5th time posting...please answer. Positive tests for candida and CMV (recent infetion) - Am I HIV pos?

I have a negative 12 week hiv test...but I have both thrush and CMV after a very high risk question is whether additional testing is warranted if it is a high risk exposure and you have a number of HIV/AIDS related symptoms...please...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Thrush is an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth. Smokers and people who on antibiotics can sometimes get thrush. In HIV, It is a sign of ADVANCED not recent infection. I do not know what you mean when you say you have CMV. CMV is a virus most of... Read more »
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cmv ebv do i have hiv too

Posted by schokoo, 1 Reply
i have cmv and ebv both vca igg positive in high levels but vca igm negative. do i seroconvert late for hive then. does it mean that i have hiv to. i have tested duo test for hiv out to 100 days. ?? Read more »


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 »

cmv follow up

Posted by Anonymous
I am not HIV positive. BUt my immune system seems to be beaten down pretty bad.

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cmv + high CD4

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if it is even remotely possible to have CMV retinitis at a CD4 of over 600 (37%)? I have had floaters for almost 5 months and the opthamologist says that I have a little retina thining but no disease. I have tested neg for HIV a... Read more »