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Treatment For CMV Infection In New Born Baby

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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...
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H.I.V in new born babies

Hi Dr Ben,A midwife stressed during an educational care for pregnant women that, a new born baby can be free of an H.I.V infection by 2 years if he is treated from far is this true? thank you.Expt husby...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dear Expt Husby,Babies born to HIV+ women can be HIV negative if the mother- about 30% of such children are HIV negative even without medical intervention. This number drops dramatically if the mother and child have access to HIV medications-... Read more »

Babies born to hiv infected mothers

How long will it take before a babies is free of her mother's antibodies and be tested negative?...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
All pregnant women transfer their antibodies to their babies during pregnancy. The majority of this antibody transfer occurs in the last trimester of pregnancy which is why babies born very prematurely have very low levels of mothers antibodies. All... Read more »

Can I pass CMV to my baby?

I was infected with CMV when I was born. I am 17 now and lead a complelty nromal life with no defects (hearing,eyes) that sort of thing and i was wondering if since my mom came in contact with someone who hade the chicken pox when she was pregnant...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If your CMV infection isn't active, then you are unlikely to pass it on to your baby. (By the way, your mother didn't come into contact with chicken pox and then gave you CMV, she got infected with CMV somehow and the infection was passed... Read more »


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 »
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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 is a member of the herpes virus family. Other members of the herpes virus family cause chickenpox,... Read more »

New born

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Need some advice here guys....just been diagnosed month ago. I'm 22yrs & I've read lots of people who've been living with this virus for more than 10yrs...what is the secret? Was shocked when I heard the results but there is one thing that I... Read more »

CMV - I over came it last year but its back

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have aids and currently 43 tcells had CMV AND KS and was diagnoss with aids last december been pos17 years jan 21st.
I think the CMV is coming back my sight in my left eye is growing worse. Has anybody ever had CMV did you over come it. I Did last... Read more »

Baby-boomers living with HIV

Posted by Mondo, 6 Replies
Baby-boomers living with HIV

We lived through the fifties and sixties, with reminders from our parents to appreciate the things that they never had in the depression or during the war years. We survived the threat of nuclear war, free love, some... Read more »