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Infective Source Of Cytomegalovirus

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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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cytomegalovirus/ Congenital

My friend has had a son born with CMV. It was contracted whilst in the womb and has been born with CMV and has been diagnosed as being deaf in one ear, moderate learning disabilities, delayed speech etc. Do you have any information on long term...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Congenital CMV causes exactly the kinds of problems that have already been diagnosed in this child. Children born with CMV may excrete the virus (in urine, for example) for months to years, and so can be a source of infection to others. Since I am... Read more »

Cytomegalovirus only or Associated HIV infection?

Seven weeks ago, I engaged on a fellatio with a prostitute in Japan. Without wearing condoms at that time, I drove myself crazy when she suddenly spread her fingers wet of saliva on the top of my penis where an abrasion could be seen. One week...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your inquiry.First of all, if you were receiving oral sex (fellatio) with this prostitute,your risk of infection was very small. If you are receiving oral sex fromsomeone else, you are only being exposed to saliva. The concentrations... Read more »

CYTOMEGALOVIRUS

CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT ON THIS INFECTION...MY 15 YR OLD NIECE HAS CONTACTED IT AND NOW HER NEW BABY HAS IT AND IS NOW DEAF? PLEASE HELP MY FAMILY AND I UNDERSTAND THIS.THANK YOU...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Active cytomegalovirus infection in the mother especially early in pregnancy can cause a number of different types of birth defects in newborn infants including hearing loss, mental retardation, growth retardation, visual disturbances, and... Read more »

Prediction of Source of infection

Can source of HIV infection be predicted? I was diagnosed of infection in 1998. Prior to it i was working on clinical isolates of tuberculosis and isolation from blood and lung samples. After infection is diagnosed my wife alleged me of having...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Sorry to hear of your difficulties. Unfortunately, the source or timing of one's infection can't be accurately predicted from a medical standpoint. HIV is only transmitted by exposure to infected body fluids, so this limits the... Read more »
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the source of my hiv...............

Posted by david73, 4 Replies
Hi again all!
I am concerned about others getting hiv from the source I believe I got it from.
here's the deal .... I had unprotected sex with a one night stand ( We'll name Jo) totally my mistake and mine alone, it was the only time I have ever... Read more »

Reliable source!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Listen People!!! People should be tested after 3 years of exposure.... Read more »

Confirmed Source Positive / I am so Scared!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello all,

First, I must say that I have been reading this forum for the last couple of days and I think this is such a great thing. Thanks to all that have supplied many answers to those in need.

So, here is my story. On Friday March 8, 2002 I met... Read more »

Clear advice on infection possibility and HIV Duo test

Posted by worried29UK, 1 Reply
Hello. I'm looking for some clear advice as the Internet is filled with different sources and answers aren't clear.

Firstly I am a 29 year old male who on a recent business trip had a sexual encounter with a random male. The encounter comprised of... Read more »