Therapy of CMV-infection
The cytomegalovirus (CMV) belongs to a group of herpesviruses and can affect many organs.
Most frequently, this virus affects the retina and causes CMV-retinitis
leading to blindness. CMV is commonly the last infection in the course of HIV-disease,
usually starting several months until a few years prior to death.
In collaboration with the University of Essen (Department of Dermatology and Venerology)
a clinical trial is being performed evaluating the significance of an early CMV-therapy
prior to manifestation of organ disease.