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Who Is At Risk For Cytomegalovirus

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AIDS InfoNet

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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HIV and CMV (CMV)

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
...service organizations and the name of your city or town and a list should pop up.)Good luck to both you and your dad.Dr. BobCytomegalovirus (CMV)October 2007IntroductionCytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus. It can infect people of all ages,... Read more »

CMV; to swallow or not to swallow,that is the question.

Dr. Frascino, I am a RN who happens to dance with HIV. Most of my patients dance with it too. My point, many of my friends come to me with questions,and the need for education, I do my best. My education is limited, for I have not attended medical...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reactivate and cause problems.How do you decrease the chances of getting sick with CMV? Keep your CD4 count above 100!Dr. BobCytomegalovirus (CMV) February 26, 2005 What Is CMV?Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an opportunistic infection. The virus is... Read more »

STD's through urine?

Can STD's get passed through urine? IE in the men's locker room showers if I walk in someone's urine could I catch something? What about toilet seats or even shaking hands with an infected individual?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...any form of casual contact! You are not at any risk of infection under the situations described in your question. Other than Cytomegalovirus (CMV), exposure to urine does not pose anysignificant risk, as far a STDs are concerned. CMV can be... Read more »

CMV and Pregnancy

I am now 12 weeks pregnant. I have done my blood tests and found out that I have positive Cytomegalovirus in IGM and IGG . What are the risks for the baby, what precautions should I take, are there any treatments? Thanks for your reply.
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Your blood test just means that you have been infected with CMV in the past (it's a common infection). This poses no risk to you or the baby if your immune system is normal. If you have 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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

...drug, imiquimod (Aldara), has been approved for treatment of genital warts. Cidofovir (Vistide), originally developed to fight cytomegalovirus (CMV), might also help fight HPV. HPV infection can last for a long time, especially in people who are... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding CD4 Cells and CD4 Cell Tests

...havingAIDS and are at risk for developing serious OIs such as Pneumocystis pneumonia(PCP), Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) People with low CD4 counts are at risk for developing serious OIs such asPneumocystis... Read more »
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HPV CMV

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Risk assessment, or, how screwed am I?

Posted by ratherconcerned, 1 Reply
...often take up to two weeks after symptoms start to become positive, but that the CBC results were consistent with either mono or CMV, and not as much with HIV. Still, I am debating doing a (very expensive) viral load RNA test just for my peace of... Read more »

Herpes Window

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...they believe about 30% of genital herpes is caused by the type I virus (normally associated with oral herpes) so oral sex is a risk. However, they wouldn't give me any statistics on the chance of infection from a single incident. If they didn't... Read more »