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Treating Cmv Retinitis

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possibilities.please help

I just had my Cmv retinitis almost resolved without taking ganciclovir.just arv meds.3TC,AZT and sustiva.i currently dont know my CD4 count and viral load.in your own persperctive, am i doing good? i also had my pcp resolved couple of months ago....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...resolved and you're gaining weight speaks to the point that your immune function has very likely improved.I should point out that treating CMV retinitis without ganciclovir is generally not recommended, but that sadly, there are many in the world... Read more »

Disability and CMV retinitis

I am a 48-year old female working 30 hours a week as a special education teacher confultant. From... 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... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oral Valganciclovir as Effective as IV Ganciclovir in Treating CMV Retinitis in AIDS Patients

...progression of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in AIDS patients. Valcyte is the first orally administered therapy approved for CMV retinitis and is converted to ganciclovir in the body. CMV is a member of the herpesvirus family that in the... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Improved Treatment of CMV Retinitis

...after induction, maintenance therapy is once daily, at a dose of 90 mg/kg. Neither drug offers an advantage in efficacy for treating CMV retinitis, but they have different side-effects profiles. The major toxic effect of ganciclovir is... Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

The Cost of Prevention and Treatment of CMV Retinitis

...thus substantially increasing the cost of "oral therapy." Local therapy has the potential to dramatically reduce the cost of treating CMV retinitis, because the need for laboratory tests and physical examinations as well as IV paraphernalia is... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Valganciclovir: A New Treatment for Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

...Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved valganciclovir (Valcyte) as a new treatment for cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. CMV retinitis is an inflammation of the retina, characterized by loss of visual acuity (sharpness) or "blind spots." A... Read more »
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cmv retinitis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if you could have CMV retinitus for years without showing any other signs of HIV or AIDS? I have read that it comes in the later stages, and I have had the symptoms for years but otherwise feel o.k Read more »

support groups for people with CMV and blindness?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hey everybody, I'm living in Miami Beach in Florida, and have CMV Retinitis. I was wondering if anybody out there knows of, or might want to start, a support group or organizations for people with CMV Read more »

HPV CMV

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HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...What kinds of AIDS complications do you see? Suprunenko: Tuberculosis is number one, toxoplasmosis, esophageal candidiasis, CMV retinitis and pneumocystis. With regard to antiretroviral therapy, we see peripheral neuropathy and lactic acidosis... Read more »