Question for Suzbee about CMV......

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by EMayer, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. EMayer

    EMayer New Member

    Can CMV really turn into AIDS? That part of your msg was very scary to me...just have to know!

  2. annepat

    annepat New Member

    CMV is a memeber of the Herpes virus family, it cannot mutate into AIDS. CMV is found in the immunocompromised, and therefore it is common in AIDS patients.

    CFS patients also develop CMV. The herpes virus family seems particularly found of reactivating in us.

    Hope that this allays some of your fears,

  3. suzbee

    suzbee New Member

    Anne is right in the strictest sense of the word. CMV doesn't mutate into AIDS. Most people, when they think of AIDS, think of HIV.

    My doctor was saying it was possible that I could develop (Acquire) a serious permanent Immune Dysfunction Syndrome if I didn't rest and allow the treatment to do its job. (Does that make any sense? Brain fog tonight.)

    I didn't mean to alarm anyone. Please forgive! :)