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Is Cytomegalovirus Contagious

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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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Is CMV contagious? Am I contagious to unborn children?

The "opportunistic infections" page does not have a "Ask A Question" link.I have been diagnosed and treated for Immnune System Recovery Uveitis with a secondary CMV Retinitis. My best friend is pregnant. Is my CMV contagious to her unborn child?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...You could indeed be contagious to an unborn child. Given your diagnosis of CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection, you are no doubt shedding CMV into your urine.Your friend could get tested to see if she's immune to CMV. This would Read more »

HIV and HPV

i tested negative for HIV. does this mean that i don't have HPV?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drug, imiquimod (Aldara), has been approved for treatment of genital warts. Cidofovir (Vistide), originally developed to fight cytomegalovirus (CMV), might also help fight HPV. A new drug called HspE7 has shown benefits in early research.HPV... Read more »

Mono

I have a 31 month old son who was diagnosed with mono. His lymph nodes swelled enormously large, he had a loss of appetite, severe fatigue, sore throat, and inability to sleep at night due to not being about to breath right from the swollen throat....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...viruses and zovirax is used to treat both of them. Mono is caused most commonly by Epstein Barr virus (EBV) and less commonly by cytomegalovirus (CMV), both of which are herpes viruses as well. It is contagious. I can't speak to why the doctor... Read more »

Transmission of std

am being treated for anal warts (yuk). I am married and read that the virus could be transmitted to my wife if she masturbates me because the virus is present in precum. Is this true? Is normal vaginal intercourse a risk in transmitting the virus...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drug, imiquimod (Aldara), has been approved for treatment of genital warts. Cidofovir (Vistide), originally developed to fight cytomegalovirus (CMV), might also help fight HPV. A new drug called HspE7 has shown benefits in early research. HPV... 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

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...or IRIS. It may occur in about 20% of people starting ART. How Was the Syndrome Identified? Several patients developed cytomegalovirus (CMV) after they started HIV treatment. See Fact Sheet 504 for more information on CMV. In some... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see Fact Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their... Read more »
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ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 4 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

After 15 Months Just Tested POS!!!

Posted by pozsailor1, 5 Replies
...NO NOT HIV, thank God! Pos for CMV. I don't know what that means for me now, but as I've been telling numerous Docs all along there is something wrong with me. Read more »

the distortion of Science

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...do not succumb directly to HIV infection, but to a well-known list of opportunistic pathogens such as Pneumocystis carinii, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome" refers to an illness... Read more »

HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study Reuters Health 10.18.01 HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its Read more »