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Newly Diagnosed With Cytomegalovirus

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Recently diagnosed with CMV

Hi Dr. Holodniy, Thanks in advance for answering my question. I'm 28 and was diagnosed in Nov'05 with HIV. Up until now I haven't had any symptoms, am not on any medications and so far my labs have landed me on the borderline of taking meds vs not...
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
...whether you truly had an acute infection with CMV or not. I would have to know what specific tests were done to confirm such a diagnosis. Most people are "infected" with CMV (a type of herpes virus) when they are children and retain the virus for... Read more »

HIV recent ITP diagnosis and cmv virus.

HI Dr Bob, I have written before and things have changed since then. I have had a high risk... Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (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... 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 »
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Some AIDS-Defining Conditions Now Diagnosed at Higher CD4s

...AIDS-defining opportunistic conditions (ADOCs). What may be alarming about the results is that some of these ADOCs are being diagnosed at higher CD4 counts than what were seen earlier in the epidemic. The study looked at 7,825 people over 3... Read more »
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Clinicians Often Fail to Test for HIV After Diagnosing AIDS-Defining Illnesses, U.S. Study Suggests

...HIV screening and monitoring among insured members diagnosed with potential AIDS-defining events, but without an existing HIV diagnosis. We used 2006 administrative claim data for eight commercial health plans. Most are PPO [preferred provider... Read more »
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Newly Diagnosed

Posted by JoshColo, 1 Reply
...Hello everyone. I feel as if I've been on a roller coaster ride since my diagnosis at the end of April. I've been through all kinds of emotions, everything from anger to beating myself up to shock and fear. Read more »

I am scared - newly diagnosed

Posted by NiceGuyNYC, 4 Replies
...to, but none who can relate). I am glad I was told about this site, and if anyone anywhere in the world who has been newly diagnosed would like to talk - please get in touch with me. Especially if you live in the NYC area. Thanks!! Read more »

Living in NYC - Newly Diagnosed.

Posted by DBEARNYC, 7 Replies
...Hello whoever you are. I'm a 47 year old nice guy, diagnosed in April 2007, at the time, I was in a new relationship going back and forth to Chicago every weekend. He does not know his Read more »

My husband was just diagnosed

Posted by sadwife, 14 Replies
...My husband was diagnosed with AIDS about a month ago. We did not know what was wrong with him and after many doctors visits, a lung biopsy, and a trip Read more »