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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...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 CMV? The Bottom Line Introduction Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. It can infect people of all ages, including unborn babies. Once a person gets CMV, it stays in his or her body for life. Medicines do not rid the body of CMV infection, but...
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CMV infection

You answered an earlier question and refered to CMV infection, what is that?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the herpes viruses and usually causes disease in patients with reduced immune systems like transplant or cancer patients Read more »

what does it mean when lab results show high cytomegalovirus

recent hospital stay showed my cytomegalovirus is high and 5-nucleotidase is high? what does this mean ? as far as I know I don't have hiv or herpies. Help
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...5-nucleotidase is a liver enzyme that when elevated in the blood, indicates some type of liver injury. This could be related to CMV infection. Read more »

Oppurtunistic Infections

What would you say are the 6 most common opportunistic infections associated with AIDS?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Pneumocystis (a type of pneumonia), tuberculosis, disseminated Mycobacterium avium, the viral infections-- Cytomegalovirus and Herpes. Other complications, generally agreed to be infectious in nature include Kaposi's sarcoma (a tumor), lymphoma... Read more »

cmv

about 14 years ago I was carrying my second child during a sonogram the dr. realized that the child was not developing properly. After an ammo my fluid was tested and found that I had CMV. It caused severe damage to my unborn child. He is now 13yrs...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Cytomegalovirus [CMV] is a member of the herpes virus family like the viruses that cause recurrent cold sores or the virus which causes chicken pox. Read more »
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Cytomegalovirus (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... Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

...or IRIS. It may occur in about 20% of people starting ART. How Was the Syndrome Identified? Several patients developed cytomegalovirus (CMV) after they started HIV treatment. See Fact Sheet 504 for more information on CMV. In some... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...and "test positive" for it, even though you don't have the disease. For example, almost everyone with HIV tests positive for Cytomegalovirus (CMV). But it is very rare for CMV disease to develop unless the CD4 cell count drops below 50, a sign of... Read more »
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Immune Reconstitution

...referred to as immune restoration inflammatorysyndrome (IRIS). The reported infections include Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus, hepatitis B and C,tuberculosis (TB), and herpes zoster (or shingles). ... Read more »
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need Some Light Shed On My situation Please

Posted by Jaypoc0, 1 Reply
Hey all Its Me Ron again. So I Have Noticed That iM Not Worring As Much And Things Seem to Have Stoped. But Their Are StilL some Things That Persist. Like I Get Itchy In Random Places On My Bodie Every Once In A While. Little Tiney Red PiN Head Dots... Read more »

Herpes Window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...there is no other good forum for sexually transmitted diseases that I could find. For those of you worried about obtaining herpes (I see a lot of questions about unprotected oral sex), the window period for a blood test is 12 - 16 weeks. This... Read more »

HPV CMV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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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 Read more »