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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Table of Contents Introduction How Is CMV Spread? How Do I Prevent CMV Infection? How Can I Tell If I Have CMV Infection? How Do I Prevent CMV Disease? Can I Ever Stop Preventive Therapy How Can I Tell if I Have CMV Disease? How Do You Treat CMV Disease? Concerns for Pregnant Women Concerns for Children Your CD4 Cell Counts How Can I Get the Medicines to Treat CMV? What About Resistance? What Research Is Being Done on...
Ask the Experts

Can Iron & Zinc supplementation increased Viral Loads?

I understand that in South Africa the Dept of Health advises against Iron & Zinc supplementation due to the concern that it causes increased Viral Loads? Are you familiar with this theory? Is there any science confirming this? I would have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nutrition can be a confusing topic, particularly when broken down to the level of vitamin, mineral and micronutrient components. As it turns out, not having enough (a deficiency) can lead to problems. However, over-supplementing can lead to... Read more »

Vitamins & Supplements

I recently tested positive. My HIV Specilist and I have decided not start taking medicine yet. My T-Cell count is 475 and my viral load is 66,000. Can you recommend any vitamins or supplements that will help boost or help support my immune system...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sure! See below.Dr. Bobfatigue (NUTRITION)Nov 2, 2006 How much of a role can diet play in preventing fatigue or counter-acting the side effects of meds? Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, Many folks, poz as well as neggies, fail to eat... Read more »

What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?

"What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?"...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Cytomegalovirus (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 »

Anti-cytomegalovirus

What does it mean, if my plasmapheresis records show that I have anti-cytomeglovirus?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If 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 »
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Zinc Supplements?

Posted by bartleby, 5 Replies
"I read that taking zinc has been proven to make the common cold last for a shorter time. Have you heard about this? What else does zinc do? Is zinc good for the immune systems of HIV-positive people?"
nelson vergel's response

personally, i like zinc... Read more »

New Biotechnology dietary supplement

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
There is a new Biotechnology dietary supplement that has shown promising results for people with all types of autoimmune system diseases including AIDs and HIV. The supplement has had $50 million dollars of Research and Development and has taken... Read more »

Vitamins and supplements

Posted by Blixer, 6 Replies
Does anyone have recommendations for a recommended daily vitamin and supplement routine. I've done some searches but haven't found anything that is greatly helpful. I've never been one to take a daily vitamin but now I'm thinking that anything I can... Read more »

"ACA" the nutrional supplement for people with HIV

Posted by Anonymous
Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals, Inc is the manufacturer of ACA, a nutritional supplement targeted for persons with AIDS and HIV. APPI was granted an IND by the FDA for this particular supplement. The product is comprised of 11 different botanicals... Read more »