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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.....What is It?

Doctor,I have a very serious question to ask, I do not understand. My best friend has had a baby whom has been diagnosed with cytomegalvirous. She is a very healthy woman but had a difficult pregnancy, the baby was taken approximately 6 weeks early....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Peggy,CMV is a common virus to afflict the second born child. It is treatable if it is symptomatic as it can be in people with poor immune systems like babies or people with HIV. In children it will usually go away with age unless it is causing... Read more »

hiv and Cytomegalovirus

I was diagnosed hiv poz. in July this year. My cd4 was 615 and viral load of 355. I just got another set of results and cd4 is 552 cd8 511 ratio is 1.08. I also have a positive cytomegalovirus result 43 au/ml. Can you tell me what this means and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most HIV+ adults are CMV antibody positive indicating past history of infection (usually measured with a CMV IgG antibody titer). HIV+ persons with CD4 count < 100 are at incrased risk for CMV related disease which is sometimes monitored by CMV... 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
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

I recently saw my primary care doctor and he had done a chemistry blood test on me to see if I still have Epstein Barr Virus. Which I know I am a carrier of and have been diagnosed with this before, however he said I do not have it right now. I...
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
This is beyond the scope of this forum. Suffice it to say that the majority of people living in the US have been exposed and infected with CMV and EBV. These are very common herpes viruses, which we all have, and continue to have. They are unrelated... Read more »
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Books - Newly Diagnosed

Posted by strong3, 3 Replies
So I'm a 25 gay male newly diagnosed with HIV. Was wondering if anyone could recommend any books? I'm looking for stories, personal experiences, inspiring, etc.

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