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floaters ,floaters and more floaters

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi all,my questin is reguarding flaoters,i have them and they are like quite bad when i look at something bright like sunlight or snow,well i have tested neg at 4 months for hiv 1-2,also took test for hiv 1 again,neg,my question is can hiv 2 cause... Read more »

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 »

Floaters - Why Do They Occur?

Posted by Anonymous
I was really scared when I noticed floaters. On second thought, I would agree that they are hardly indicative of HIV infection. First of all, I asked many people whether they see floaters. The majority of them do! Also, before my exposure, I... 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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Wool spots or floaters!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
To tell people that floaters or wool spots are nothing is BS! HIV retnopathy can occur very early in the infection Read more »
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Eye Floaters

Dr. Henry,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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Floaters are actually not considered much of a clue about HIV. In the old days we saw more people with advanced disease and lots of eye disease. Floaters are common in the general population and generally would not be viewed as indicative of HIV... Read more »

floaters

can u explain Ryan if floaters are or are not a symptom of hiv infection or are something normal? I do not understand the info I find on here and other places, simple as that....AND I know others from things I find are confused as well....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Don't try to determine your HIV status in reverse (determining your status based on common or benign symptoms you experience). Just having floaters is probably not a sign that you are HIV infected. You are at risk for infection if you have... Read more »

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!!!!!

Please excuse me if this question was posted elsewhere, I had a risky encounter 9 months ago with someone whose HIV status is unknown. He penetrated me which I stopped almost immediately without ejaculation.I had a sore throat and ear infection a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is unlikely that eye floaters would be related to HIV infection, especially in the time frame that you are talking about. Regardless of your serostatus, you should have any eye problems that you are experiencing checked out by a specialist.RMK... Read more »
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