Int Conf AIDS. 1996 Jul 7-12;11(1):170 (abstract no. Mo.C.1675). Unique
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease among patients with AIDS is frequent.
Besides the haematogenous route, CMV is a sexually transmitted disease
which can also be transmitted by saliva. The objective was to
investigate whether condom use protects from CMV acquisition in HIV(+)
men infected through sexual contact. Methods: In the SEROCO cohort,
CMV-serostatus was investigated at baseline in 724 HIV(+) men. Results:
83% were bachelors, 82% homosexuals. 33% never used condoms. Overall CMV
prevalence was 93%.(table: see text) Conclusion: Condom use can reduce
the risk of CMV infection in HIV(+)men.
*Cytomegalovirus Infections/COMPLICATIONS *HIV Infections/COMPLICATIONS