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Molecular Epidemiology 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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Saludos desde Espaa, doctor.Paso a comentarle mi caso lo mas brevemente posible.Perdone la falta de acentuacion, pero el teclado esta mal configurado y no acierto a corregir esto.Mi caso es el siguiente: Hace 1 mes y 27 dias acudi a un sex-shop y...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Estimado Amigo: Olvidese de el tema el PCR por molecula es extremadamente sensitivo y especifico y permite detectar a los 11 dias la presencia de virus circulante en replicacion.... Read more »

What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?

"What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?"...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus which most HIV-infected individuals have been exposed to, and which can reactivate and cause disease when you become immunosuppressed, almost always when your CD4 cell count has fallen below 50.The most common form... Read more »


What does it mean, if my plasmapheresis records show that I have anti-cytomeglovirus?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If you have an "anti-cytomegalovirus", that means that you have antibody to cytomegalovirus (CMV), which is a protein made by your immune system that recognizes this virus. This could only happen if you have previously been infected by... Read more »


how do you contract this virus...
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
CMV is generally transmitted from infected people to others through direct contact with body fluids, such as urine, saliva, or breast milk. CMV is sexually transmitted.... Read more »
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CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
What is Cytomegalovirus, (CMV)?

CMV is a common virus that infects most people at some time during their lives but rarely causes obvious illness. It is a member of the herpes virus family. Other members of the herpes virus family cause chickenpox,... Read more »

CDC Report

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just a quick question if anyone knows the answer, when the CDCs Surveillance reports give percentage of Heterosexual Transmissions does this include heterosexual Anal Sex or is that under another catagory because wouldn't anal sex regaurdless of... Read more »

HomeAccess - Window Period Confusion! HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

I'm at the 3 months marker and need to take a test. I was going to take a HomeAccess test but their website says that the test may not be accurate until 6 months after exposure? What gives???

I've heard that 3 months is sufficient ... so why is... Read more »

i need everyones help with ths one please

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Well i am despartely counting down the days to my 3 month marker. 23 days left. I am going absolutely insane waiting on this my life has come to a complete and utter standstill with me ready for the insane assylum. I am on the verge of a mental... Read more »