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Optic nerve demylination
Aug 10, 2013

Hello, About 3 months ago I noticed that I was having trouble seeing at night. I brushed it off as being tired. However it progressively got worse. I went to the eye doctor who could not find anything wrong. My regular rye doctor referred me to a specialist who ordered an MRI. The results shower that I am suffering from demylination of the optic nerve. Closely related to the symptoms of MS. I am going to see a neurologist next week. My question is this; have you eve heard of a patient suffering from this. My T cell count has been above 900 for 4 years since I was diagnose positive. And my viral load has been undetectable. The information I could find online only refers to patients with very low T cell counts and very high viral loads. There is no information that I can find where a healthy positive man starts having these complications. Any information or insight would be greatly appreciated.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

People with HIV infection can certainly experience these kinds of optic or neurologic problems. You are correct, that when they are HIV associated, people usually have advanced AIDS. However, they can be associated with other neurologic diseases that are not HIV associated or specific.



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