Published in AIDS Weekly, August 10th, 1998
The virus is cytomegalovirus (CMV). Forty to 60 percent of Americans are thought to carry the type of herpesvirus, which ordinarily doesn't cause health problems in people who have a healthy immune system.
But CMV is a leading cause of death in bone marrow transplant patients and may lead to pneumonia and other serious problems in cancer patients and transplant recipients. In AIDS patients, CMV causes blindness and a variety of devastating illnesses. It also can cause mental...
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