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Worried about ghonorrea!!
Sep 1, 2013

Dr.Young. I'm worried whether or not I have ghonorrea. I have been sexually active later. But always protected. I did perform oral. By there was no pre-ejactulate. But I have had any sore throats or anything of that nature. However there are times that my vision gets a little blurry. I know that ghonorrea can affect your vision. I was just worried. Haven't had problem with urinating or any weird discharge from my penis. Just a little concerned. Can HIV make you go blind or have blurry vision if you are undetectable and became undetectable in 4 months? Was infected early 2012. Began medicine in the beginning of 2013 Feb. and then was undetectable the very beginning of June.

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

Gonorrhea usually doesn't affect vision, certainly not without causing significant eye discharge first.

As for HIV and vision- there are some viral infections associated with very low CD4 counts that can affect vision. Sometimes these can flair if you've started treatment and have had rapid improvement in your immune system (ie., immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome, IRIS). For more information about IRIS, check out AIDS InfoNet's Fact Sheet.

If you're having visual problems, I'd suggest speaking to your care provider about your symptoms.

Be well, BY



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