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    Valcyte - is it available anywhere in UK?

    I have CMV (extremely high titers) and i've been trying my best to treat it with antiviral herbs and immune modulators for the past two years with no improvement. I know its time to try Valcyte, so I am looking for help in finding a Dr in the UK that uses it to treat CMV. Does anyone have any...
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    HSV/VCV/CMV/HHV-6 - how to combine meds

    Dear guys and gals, my friend got her HHVs tested a month ago and she was IgM positive for HSV, VCV, CMV and HHV-6. Her symptoms are mainly chronic pain, but other than that she is "healthy" (the rest of her bloodwork is OK) so these infections are probably in the low-grade/chronic territory...
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    Cytomegalovirus Infection Impairs the Mobilization of Tissue-Resident Innate Lymphoid Cells in Response to Acute Exercise

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34452400/ Abstract Circulating immune cell numbers and phenotypes are impacted by high-intensity acute bouts of exercise and infection history with the latent herpesviruses cytomegalovirus (CMV). In particular, CMV infection history impairs the exercise-induced...
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    Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr Virus and Human Herpesvirus 6 Infections in ME/CFS

    J Med Virol. 2020 Mar 4. doi: 10.1002/jmv.25744. [Epub ahead of print] Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr Virus and Human Herpesvirus 6 Infections in Patients with Myalgic Еncephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Shikova E1,2, Reshkova V3, Kumanova А1, Raleva S1, Alexandrova D2, Capo N4, Murovska...