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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 a virus that can cause an opportunistic infection (see Fact Sheet 500 .) 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 are weak, CMV...
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hiv and Cytomegalovirus

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 give me an idea of when I might need meds based...
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 »

22 weeks pregnant and exposed to cytomegalovirus

I am currently 22 weeks pregnant. I am an OB nurse that cared for a patient last week whose baby came back positive for CMV. Prognosis is not good for the baby. I took care of this patient through her whole labor and delivery. I cared for and...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
You have nothing to worry about; the use of universal precautions protects against nosocomial acquisition of CMV;JLS.... Read more »

cytomegalovirus

My husband was just dignosed with CMV. We need basic information about the disease. He does not have HIV. Could you please list the casues, symptoms, treatment, duration, etc. Is this likely to flare up again, or it is a one time virus that...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Unfortunately, your question is too long and too complex to answer in this forum. You can certainly get basic information from any general medical or infectious diseases textbook. CMV is not confined to people with damaged immune systems, but they... Read more »

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 »
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my partner is positive and having a very hard time

Posted by killiansdad, 12 Replies
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My partner is positive and has been struggling for some time with depression and stress. He learned he was positive early in our relationship, and although it has been challenging at times, we love each other very much. I am not... Read more »

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Rapid test if it said positive then I am positive?

Posted by endlsskys, 1 Reply
The health care officials said they have never seen a rapid test they have done come back with a false positive 100% are always positive. So if my test is positive with a very light line then chances are I am positive right? THey told me that they... Read more »