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Time That Cytomegalovirus Takes To Resolve

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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 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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Hi Dr. Franscino!In a previous answer given through the "ask the experts" - HIV and CMV (CMV)Oct 17, 2008 -, I read "...CMV disease most often affects people with HIV when their CD4+ cell counts are below 50. You may also be at risk if you have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...counts between 50 and 100.No. I'll reprint below some information about CMV from the archives.Sorry about the confusion. Dr. BobCytomegalovirus (CMV) July 8, 2009What Is CMV?Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic infection. The virus is very... 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
...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 »

CMV; to swallow or not to swallow,that is the question.

Dr. Frascino, I am a RN who happens to dance with HIV. Most of my patients dance with it too. My point, many of my friends come to me with questions,and the need for education, I do my best. My education is limited, for I have not attended medical...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reactivate and cause problems.How do you decrease the chances of getting sick with CMV? Keep your CD4 count above 100!Dr. BobCytomegalovirus (CMV) February 26, 2005 What Is CMV?Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic infection. The virus is... Read more »

CMV and HIV

Hello,A close (but secretive) relative of mine has battled a CMV infection a few years ago. At the time he also tested positive for HIV. 2 tests confirmed the diagnosis. Until today, he still denies the diagnosisas he stated to me that his...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, anabolic steroids or E do not interfere with HIV antibody testing. Unfortunately, ir your brother has two positive 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

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...drug, imiquimod (Aldara), has been approved for treatment of genital warts. Cidofovir (Vistide), originally developed to fight cytomegalovirus (CMV), might also help fight HPV. HPV infection can last for a long time, especially in people who are... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...havingAIDS and are at risk for developing serious OIs such as Pneumocystis pneumonia(PCP), Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) People with low CD4 counts are at risk for developing serious OIs such asPneumocystis... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...of my life. I know the road will not always be easy, but my faith and my determination will have to get me through the rough times. I am blessed with great support from a great friend and fortunate to have this venue to vent what I feel inside... Read more »

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 »

CD4 depletion

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...is 350!!! Basically my white blood count is really low. What on earth could be causing this bit HIV?? Have tested -ve on EBV, CMV, Hep A and B etc. I would really appreciate any comments / help - I really don't know what to do next. I'm really... Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
...susceptible to certain diseases because their immune systems are compromised. For instance, many people carry the virus that causes cytomegalovirus (CMV -- an AIDS-defining illness -- but they do not develop CMV because their immune systems... Read more »