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Cytomegalovirus and HIV infections. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I Help you
User :   sorry got disconnected
User :   what is Cyto megalo virus
User :   I had asked a question
User :   regarding
User :   this can you please help me
Doctor :   Cytomegalovirus causes infections in pregnant women and can lead to infertility.
and abortions, It also occurs commonly in AIDS patients, Mostly it presents like a mild- flu like illness, there could be sore throat
User :   what is the cause of it
User :   and can it be cured
Doctor :   Yes it can be readily cured
User :   what it does internally
Doctor :   CMV is usually an asymptomatic infection
Doctor :   Symptomatic disease in immunocompromised individuals can affect almost every organ of the body, resulting in fever of unknown origin, pneumonia, hepatitis, encephalitis, myelitis, colitis, uveitis, retinitis, and neuropathy.
Doctor :   are all seen in the Cytomegalo virus infection
Doctor :   Anti Viral medications are the base for treatment
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   yeas
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   but it did not work out for my elder sister
User :   and she died
User :   she had retroviral infection as well
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   These will not be effective in Immuno compromised individuals
Doctor :   Was she given Ganciclovir
User :   whtz that
User :   her CD4 cell cout was 8 and CD8 was 25
Doctor :   That is the Anti Viral that needs to be given in CMV infections
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is significantly low
User :   so was there no chances to cure from that stage
Doctor :   CMV disease frequently develops in patients immunocompromised by HIV
Doctor :   well very minimal i should say since due to the anti viral itself there can be the loss of the CD counts
Doctor :   and that only will complicate the same condition
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
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User :   hi
User :   can you please let me know
User :   if a person is HIV infected
User :   what medicines he needs to take
User :   and what is the monthly cost for the same
Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   OK
User :   hi
User :   if a person is HIV infected
User :   what medicines he needs to take
User :   and what is the monthly cost for the same
User :   if his CD4 count is 699 and CD8 count is 1200
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   the anti-retroviral medicines
Doctor :   are prescribed by the physician examining him and are not given online
Doctor :   they cost around Rs. PER STRIP WHICH LASTS APPROX. FOR A WEEK
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   'Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   can u tell me how much life hecould be having while taking these medicined
User :   yes
User :   I have filled the feedback
Doctor :   it could be prolonged for as long as the medicines are being taken
User :   and what are the impacts on the life partner after taking these medicines
User :   still
User :   aprroximately how much it could be
Doctor :   there wont be any effect on the life partner
Doctor :   but she could be effected with HIV
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   then life partner also needs to take the medicines in that case
Doctor :   ye
User :   so in short it is better not to have sex
Doctor :   yes
User :   if life partner is not infected with HIV
Doctor :   yes
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   Hi
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