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Treating Cytomegalovirus

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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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Foscarnet for KS

When I developed KS 6 years ago, I was treated with Foscarnet in a study conducted by Dr. Alvin Friedman-Kein at NYU Hospital in NYC. My KS disappeared completely and has never returned. Why has Foscarnet never been adopted as a frontline...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...known as human herpes virus-8 (also known as Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus). Foscarnet is an anti-viral agent used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV). Foscarnet certainly may have some activity against KS. However, foscarnet is much more toxic than... 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 Read more »

Is CMV contagious? Am I contagious to unborn children?

The "opportunistic infections" page does not have a "Ask A Question" link.I have been diagnosed and treated for Immnune System Recovery Uveitis with a secondary CMV Retinitis. My best friend is pregnant. Is my CMV contagious to her unborn child?
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...You could indeed be contagious to an unborn child. Given your diagnosis of CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection, you are no doubt shedding CMV into your urine.Your friend could get tested to see if she's immune to CMV. This would Read more »

cytomegalovirus

I was wondering if I could get cytomegalovirus from oral sex and if I can than what are my chances of getting CMV disaese? I have all the symtoms for CMV and I've been tested for mono and hepatitis and they have both tested negative. I am getting...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...CMV is an infection that most people get when they are infants so the higher likelihood is that you already had it. Sometimes patients 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

Filgrastim (Neupogen)

...fairly common in HIV patients using medications that can damage the bone marrow, such as: ganciclovir, a drug used to treat cytomegalovirus (see Fact Sheet 504 ) the antiretroviral drug AZT (Retrovir, see Fact Sheet 411 ) the antibiotic... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing Cytomegalovirus Infection

... Women who received an experimental cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine were 50 percent less likely to later become infected with CMV than were women who received a placebo. The findings of Read more »
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HPV CMV

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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 »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...number of available drugs help treat opportunistic infections. These drugs include * Foscarnet and ganciclovir to treat CMV (cytomegalovirus) eye infections * Fluconazole to treat yeast and other fungal infections * TMP/SMX... Read more »

CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... CMV is a virus that is causes mono like symptoms, but a person will test negative on a monospot if they have it. My question is, Read more »