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Tufts University School of MedicineCMV is an infection that most people get when they are infants so the higher likelihood is that you already had it. Sometimes patients get CMV when they are adults but this is less common. In immunocompromised hosts, CMV can cause illness because... Read more »
Harvard Medical SchoolCytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus which most HIV-infected individuals have been exposed to, and which can reactivate and cause disease when you become immunosuppressed, almost always when your CD4 cell count has fallen below 50.The most common form... Read more »
University of Cincinnati, College of MedicineIf you have an "anti-cytomegalovirus", that means that you have antibody to cytomegalovirus (CMV), which is a protein made by your immune system that recognizes this virus. This could only happen if you have previously been infected by... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineCMV is generally transmitted from infected people to others through direct contact with body fluids, such as urine, saliva, or breast milk. CMV is sexually transmitted.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 RepliesI went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days post-possible exposure and the result came back reactive on the Elisa and non-reactive on the western blot. Are the antibodies produced in response to HIV unique or are they generic to a host of other... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replieswhat is the big difference in the results ?
If you had a non reactive chances are it will stay that way ?
If you have indetermante chances are they could turn positive ?
This is always puzzeld me because some band show up on a indetermante test
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI think it is a good sign to have a non reactive test rather than a indetermate test results.
The Chance of going from a Non Reactive to Postive at 3 months is none.
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyHi everyone! Is there a way to relate a false reactive VDRL test with the early stages of HIV infection??? Yesterday, I got my blood tests results, and... HIV came back Negative, but VDRL came back wrong, and they asked me to return today to repeat... Read more »
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