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Pathophysiology Of Cytomegalovirus Infection

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Can CD4 come up after PCP (CMV) infection w/CD4=90

I was diagnosed in May,2010 with AIDS with PCP and CMV with a CD4 count of 90 and a VL of 68,000. At this point how much damage has my immune system sustained? And is it to late for my CD4 to come up above 350?. Also my VL dropped to 1,400 in three...
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
Your immune system did sustain significant damage, given where your CD4 count was. The good news is that with HIV treatment your counts will increase significantly as your virus gets under control and you will recover much of your immune system's... Read more »

CMV infection

You answered an earlier question and refered to CMV infection, what is that? Read more »

Dad's going fast from a double whammy-- CMV infection and lymphoma (help prepare me)

My dad found out six weeks ago he had AIDS he was started on meds 3 weeks ago,and his cd4 went from... Read more »
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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing Cytomegalovirus Infection

...or motor impairments. There is currently no vaccine against CMV, but the results of this trial show it is possible to prevent CMV infections through vaccination and that it may be possible to develop a vaccine to prevent congenital CMV. For more... Read more »
The Body PRO

A Synergistic Effect of HIV and CMV Infection/Reactivation

... A Synergistic Effect of HIV and CMV Infection/Reactivation on Response to HAART and Plasma CD8+/CD38+ But Not CD4+ Cell Populations in Patients With Primary HIV Infection Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

New Developments in the Management of CMV Infections

...Cytomegalovirus infections -- especially retinitis and gastrointestinal disease -- remain important causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with AIDS. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...restoration syndrome (see Fact Sheet 473 ). A recent study suggests that having active CMV makes it easier to pass HIV to others. CMV infection may cause ongoing inflammation (see Fact Sheet 484 ) even if you have no symptoms of CMV disease.... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Re: AIDS Denialist David Pasquarelli Dies

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...PaulKing has posted elsewhere), and he did not take HAART for many years before he was a dissident. David died from advancing CMV (Cytomegalovirus) infection in his CNS (Central Nervous System - spine and brain). He did take Viramune and Trizivir... Read more »

CMV research

Posted by JamieLEE
...chickenpox, infectious mononucleosis, fever blisters (herpes I) and genital herpes (herpes II) . Like other herpes viruses, CMV infection can become dormant for a while and may reactivate at a later time. The virus is carried by people and is not... Read more »

Floaters

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I had a medium-risk sexual encounter in October of last year and since then have had a compendium of symptoms which have left me very anxious (the mucous membrane at the back of my throat has turned white, I see moving `worms just before I wake... Read more »