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What Is Cytomegalovirus And Herpes

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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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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
Cytomegalovirus is a virus in the herpes virus family. 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 »

Cytomegalovirus

I recently saw my primary care doctor and he had done a chemistry blood test on me to see if I still have Epstein Barr Virus. Which I know I am a carrier of and have been diagnosed with this before, however he said I do not have it right now. I...
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
This is beyond the scope of this forum. Suffice it to say that the majority of people living in the US have been exposed and infected with CMV and EBV. These are very common herpes viruses, which we all have, and continue to have. They are unrelated... Read more »

Cytomegalovirus only or Associated HIV infection?

Seven weeks ago, I engaged on a fellatio with a prostitute in Japan. Without wearing condoms at that time, I drove myself crazy when she suddenly spread her fingers wet of saliva on the top of my penis where an abrasion could be seen. One week...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your inquiry.First of all, if you were receiving oral sex (fellatio) with this prostitute,your risk of infection was very small. If you are receiving oral sex fromsomeone else, you are only being exposed to saliva. The concentrations... Read more »

What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?

"What are the signs and symptoms of cytomegalovirus?"...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus which most HIV-infected individuals have been exposed to, and which can reactivate and cause disease when you become immunosuppressed, almost always when your CD4 cell count has fallen below 50.The most common form... Read more »
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Herpes Window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this is slightly out of place, but 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... Read more »

genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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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 »

Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »