Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a herpes-type virus that can cause
fever, chills, sore throat, swollen glands, body aches, and fatigue.
In people who have
AIDS, CMV most often infects the eye (CMV retinitis),
the esophagus (esophagitis), and the intestines (colitis). CMV can also cause
pneumonia or liver inflammation (hepatitis). A CMV infection can be
Researchers remain hopeful that they're heading in the right direction to finding a cure for HIV/AIDS.
Two babies who were treated as infants for HIV lived for years without any signs of the virus.
Now, one of them is testing positive for HIV again.
But the treatments at least held the virus at bay for a while -- and that could lead to changes in treatments for people recently infected.
CMV retinitis occurs in up to 40% of people who have CD4+
cell counts of less than 50 cells per microliter (mcL), and it can cause
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September 09, 2014
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