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Side Effects Of Drugs Used To Treat Cmv Retinitis

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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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multiple drug resistance, poor response, cmv retinitis returns

I've been off antivirals now for 5 months, after genotype and phenotype show no viable combinations for me. Been through almost everything, resistant to most.CD4 is 34, vl is 433,000, and now CMV retinitis is reactivated. I'd like to avoid...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No. CMV is a systemic disease, which means that virus can be found throughout the body, not just in the eye. Studies of the ganciclovir implant have demonstrated a real risk of disease elsewhere-- including the untreated eye-- because the only... Read more »

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
Hello,Because your dad is HIV positive and now has CMV (cytomegalovirus), he meets the definition for AIDS. I'll reprint below some information about CMV from the archives. I encourage you to review the wealth of information on this site. It... Read more »

CMV treatment

How goes state-of-the-art CMV retinitis treatment? How long can theCMV-afflicted plan to see, and the CMV-blinded hopeto live? Thanks....
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
There's probably more news in the CMV field than with any other opportunisticinfection. First, there are the mainstays of therapy: IV ganciclovir(Cytovene) and IV foscarnet (Foscavir). Both effective, both a bit of a painin the neck.... Read more »

AIDS and CMV retinitis

I have a friend in Peru just diagnosed with AIDS (CD4 below 50 and 500,000 VL) and CMV retinitis (blurred vision in one eye). He is receiving mixed information about when to start HAART: has been said that HAART can cause more vision complications....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Assuming your friend is being treated for his CMV retinitis, it is recommended to being HAART a couple of weeks after starting treatment for CMV. There should be close monitoring of his response to HIV treatment as well as the treatment response to... Read more »
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cmv, rd detach,loosing my vision

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HI
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT TO DO IN MY SITUATION, I HAD MY RETINA RE-ATTACHED, HOWEVER EVERYTHING IS DARK, DUE TO TISSUE GROWING AFTER SURGERY, I NEED SOME ADVISED, THANK YOU

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HPV CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When do these show up in HIV infection

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cmv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Just found out I have CMV virus. Symptoms are very strong and debilitating. Dr says there is nothing he can do. Find that hard to believe. Just starting to look for info and HELP. Can anyone help me with places to get real help, not antideppressants

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Isentress Drug - Side Effects?? HELP

Posted by design36, 1 Reply
I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long... Read more »