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Infective Source Of Cytomegalovirus

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AIDS InfoNet

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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Meds from non-US source

Hello and thanks for your advise. I am about to start meds in the next month or so. I will be going on Atripla, see how it works. I will be temporarily moving to Thailand and will probably need to source my medicine locally there.My question is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.In general the medications in Thailand are of very high quality and I wouldn't concern myself over the differences between medications here in the US and there.Best of health and travel safe,BY Read more »

Response: Meds from non-US source

Regarding a question that was just posted about Medication in Thailand, I also travel back and forth from US an Thailand and have substituted Atripla for The Generic version in Thailand which consist of 4 pills instead of 1. The medication has...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for sharing your experiences..BY Read more »

Viral load and CD4 question

quick one for you.I have a cd4 of 47 and a Viral load of 713,000.I have yet to see someone with such a high number could this be?Ive been living with the disease for about 7-8 years without treatment and knowledge.Iam started about a month ago on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...significant risk for the development of multiple opportunistic infections, such as PCP (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia), CMV (cytomegalovirus), MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), etc. You should be on prophylaxis to help prevent these ailments... Read more »

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
...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 not a pediatrician, I cannot tell you what the long-term prognosis is. ... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...and "test positive" for it, even though you don't have the disease. For example, almost everyone with HIV tests positive for Cytomegalovirus (CMV). But it is very rare for CMV disease to develop unless the CD4 cell count drops below 50, a sign of... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Sources of Sexual Information Relate to Adolescents' Beliefs About Sex

... The study's objective was to assess how sources of sexual information are associated with adolescents' behavioral, normative, and control beliefs about sex using the integrative Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya Should Develop Domestic Funding Sources for HIV Programs, UNAIDS Chief Says

... Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS, on Tuesday said the Kenyan government should develop domestic sources of funding for HIV/AIDS control programs, the Daily Nation reports. "Certainly, Kenya is at an enviable level of international 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 Read more »

Reliable source!!!

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

Quest Numbers: Source?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...instance. I have searched, and cannot find a primary source for these numbers. Is this just some rumor, or are there credible sources for this? Read more »

Sources for help?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm hetero, married, kids and 99 percent certain that I was recently exposed to HIV. Night sweats, swollen lymph nodes, rumbling bowels, etc. Antibody test was negative (one month from likely exposure) and I'm awaiting results from an antigen... Read more »