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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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Foscarnet for KS

When I developed KS 6 years ago, I was treated with Foscarnet in a study conducted by Dr. Alvin Friedman-Kein at NYU Hospital in NYC. My KS disappeared completely and has never returned. Why has Foscarnet never been adopted as a frontline...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...known as human herpes virus-8 (also known as Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus). Foscarnet is an anti-viral agent used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV). Foscarnet certainly may have some activity against KS. However, foscarnet is much more toxic than... Read more »

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 »

Unknown Brain Infections

My brother has been in the Hospital since Sept, 08 with some viral brain infection. He has had several Tests from 2 hospitals including the Brain Biospy. he is now in Medical Intensive care and doctors still do not know what it is. His counts are...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...about your brother. The most common viral infections of the brain (other than HIV itself) would be JC virus (the cause of PML), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein Barr Virus (EBV, which can cause lymphoma of the brain), and herpes simplex virus. ... Read more »
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Advances in Treating CMV

... The major points from "Treating CMV" A new oral drug, valganciclovir, shows effectiveness in treating CMV. This is the first oral drug shown to be as effective Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oral Valganciclovir as Effective as IV Ganciclovir in Treating CMV Retinitis in AIDS Patients

...(valganciclovir) appears to be as effective as its cousin ganciclovir, which is administered intravenously, for delaying the progression of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in AIDS patients. Valcyte is the first orally administered therapy... 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

Filgrastim (Neupogen)

...Filgrastim is sold as Neupogen┬«. It is manufactured byAmgen. Why Do People With HIV Take Filgrastim? Filgrastim does not treat HIV disease. It is used to treat ashortage of neutrophils. This condition is called neutropenia. Ifyou don't have... Read more »
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HPV CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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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 / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...What kinds of AIDS complications do you see? Suprunenko: Tuberculosis is number one, toxoplasmosis, esophageal candidiasis, CMV retinitis and pneumocystis. With regard to antiretroviral therapy, we see peripheral neuropathy and lactic acidosis... Read more »

Whats the point

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
in making fun of someone so paranoid ? instead of singing just give him a nice long answer and tell me whats the point of the song and what its about ? Read more »