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AIDS InfoNet

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 an opportunistic infection. 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
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HIV and CMV (CMV)

Hi...My dad has been HIV+ for about 9 years now. He was diagnosed with ALL last year (which at this moment is currently in remission). He is currently taking maintence chemo pills and Atripla for his HIV. He was just told he has CMV. Is he in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...service organizations and the name of your city or town and a list should pop up.)Good luck to both you and your dad.Dr. BobCytomegalovirus (CMV)October 2007IntroductionCytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. It can infect people of all ages,... Read more »

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...
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 Read more »

CMV and Pregnancy

...I am now 12 weeks pregnant. I have done my blood tests and found out that I have positive Cytomegalovirus in IGM and IGG . What are the risks for the baby, what precautions should I take, are there any treatments? Thanks for your reply.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Your blood test just means that you have been infected with CMV in the past (it's a common infection). This poses no risk to you or the baby if your immune system is normal. If you have Read more »

22 weeks pregnant and exposed to cytomegalovirus

I am currently 22 weeks pregnant. I am an OB nurse who took care of a patient last week whose baby was found to be 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...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...While CMV is one of the more common congenital infections, it is usually causes sequellae only in infants whose mothers acquire CMV infection 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 »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval Letter for the Use of Vitravene Injection for the Local Treatment of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis

...(two), 12, 14, 25 and 26, 1998. This new drug application provides for the use of Vitravene Injection for the local treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who are intolerant of or... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...and "test positive" for it, even though you don't have the disease. For example, almost everyone with HIV tests positive for Cytomegalovirus (CMV). But it is very rare for CMV disease to develop unless the CD4 cell count drops below 50, a sign of... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing Cytomegalovirus Infection

... Women who received an experimental cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine were 50 percent less likely to later become infected with CMV than were women who received a placebo. The findings of Read more »
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cmv ebv do i have hiv too

Posted by schokoo, 1 Reply
...i have cmv and ebv both vca igg positive in high levels but vca igm negative. do i seroconvert late for hive then. does it mean that i have Read more »

HPV CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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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 Read more »

CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... CMV is a virus that is causes mono like symptoms, but a person will test negative on a monospot if they have it. My question is, Read more »