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How does cytomegalovirus CMV affect people with HIV?

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In people with advanced HIV, CMV can move around your body if it's not treated. You could have:

  • Blind spots or moving black spots, called "floaters," in your eyesight
  • Blurred vision
  • Blindness
  • Diarrhea
  • Belly pain
  • Painful or difficult swallowing
  • Pain, weakness, or numbness at the base of your spine that makes walking a struggle

From: What Is Cytomegalovirus? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Frequently Asked Questions about CMV," "About CMV," "You Can Prevent CMV."

AIDS Treatment Data Network: "Cytomegalovirus."

eMedicine: "Cytomegalovirus."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Cytomegalovirus."

UCSF Center for HIV Information: "Cytomegalovirus and HIV."

National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus Drugs & Supplements: "Valganciclovir."

FDA. News Release.

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Frequently Asked Questions about CMV," "About CMV," "You Can Prevent CMV."

AIDS Treatment Data Network: "Cytomegalovirus."

eMedicine: "Cytomegalovirus."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Cytomegalovirus."

UCSF Center for HIV Information: "Cytomegalovirus and HIV."

National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus Drugs & Supplements: "Valganciclovir."

FDA. News Release.

Reviewed by Jonathan E. Kaplan on June 01, 2018

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