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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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hiv and Cytomegalovirus

I was diagnosed hiv poz. in July this year. My cd4 was 615 and viral load of 355. I just got another set of results and cd4 is 552 cd8 511 ratio is 1.08. I also have a positive cytomegalovirus result 43 au/ml. Can you tell me what this means and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Most HIV+ adults are CMV antibody positive indicating past history of infection (usually measured with a CMV IgG antibody titer). HIV+ persons with CD4 count < 100 are at incrased risk for CMV related disease which is sometimes monitored by CMV... Read more »

CMV - IgG / IgM Results

I was diagnosed with HIV/Full blown AIDS about a year ago at a routine checkup. My cd4 was about 90 and VL 700,000. At that time I also had many OI's such as oral thrush and esophageal thrush, as well as wasting syndrome, moloscum, Anemia,...
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
All these test tell you is that you have antibodies against cytomegalovirus (CMV). This means you have been exposed, and presumably chronically infected, like the majority of all people. Most of us get infected as children, and then never develop... Read more »

IGG2-subclass deficiency (UPDATE) (IgG SUBCLASS DEFICIENCY, 2010)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I had a blood exam which showed my overall IgG level to be quite low, but still normal: 704 (normal range 700-1600). However, it turned out that I now don't only have a IgG2-subclass-deficiency, but a combined IgG2- and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Dude,Here's the scoop on your IgG subclass deficiency and my take on your negative 12.5-week HIV test. IgG2 is the most common IgG subclass deficiency and may also be associated with IgA deficiency. It usually causes recurrent respiratory... 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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Is this the EIA test? "coccidioides ab, igG, EIA"

Posted by mbz, 1 Reply
If "coccidioides ab,igG, EIA is in fact the 1st HIV test done on my girlfriends lab. Those results have an observed value of 0.000. If that is indeed the EIA test, Why would they do a Western Blot test if those results did not show anything? Only... Read more »

Late conversion

Posted by Anonymous
Dear freinds, anyone knows the different between the serology test like herpes IgG and chlamydia IgG and ELISA HIV test. The accuracy and sensitivty should be much different. I have a late conversion of chlamydia but with a different test ( ELISA... Read more »

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 »

To unlucky

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey Unlucky! How are you doing? I hope you are hanging in there. Just thought I would let you know that I have just tested positive IgG to Epstein Barr Virus. I have tested negative to almost everything else. Given how closely our symptoms resembled... Read more »