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Are Eye Floaters An Early Sign Of HIV

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Eye Floaters = HIV?

Dr. Dieterich,I was reading a website which discussed signs & symptoms of HIV infection and one of the symptoms listed was eye floaters. I am very concerned because about 6 months after a risky encounter I began seeing floaters in both eyes. I...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Floaters have nothing to do with HIV. They are common in all people and are not serious. As long as you have eye exams regularly there is nothing to worry about. It is good to have the HIV test, but eye symptoms are very rare. DTD... Read more »

Eye Floaters

Dr. Henry,I was reading a website which discussed signs & symptoms of HIV infection and one of... Read more »

Eye Floaters - HIV?

Dr. Pavia,Is there any connection between eye floaters and acute/recent hiv infection? Recently I... Read more »
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can someone please tell me what floaters are?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i think i have them, but not sure. please describe them and are they common hiv symptom? Read more »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

Floaters

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What do eye floaters look like and do they occur in early hiv infection? Thanks

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Curious: Why Do So Many People Mention Floaters?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If it is true that floaters have nothing to do with early HIV, why do so many people start seeing them after the exposure, both here and on other forums?????

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