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Are Floaters An Early Sign Of HIV

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Eye Floaters and HIV Medications?

Over the last few years, I've noticed an increasing amount of annoying eye floaters present. I have a few webs of them, and they're very difficult to live with.I read on the Internet of other people reporting these symptoms, and I wonder if there...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Floaters are very common in the general population with current treatment being quite limited. There has been no link between any HIV medication and floaters that I am aware of. KH Read more »

eye floaters - HIV?

Dr. Henry,Is there any connection between eye floaters and acute/recent hiv infection? Recently I... Read more »

eye floaters - HIV?

Dr. Sullivan,Is there any connection between eye floaters and acute/recent hiv infection? Recently... Read more »
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The Center for AIDS

Patient/Doctor Q&A

...not on any HIV meds. Should I be worried about the floaters? I am scared it means I will eventually get CMV disease. A: Vitreous floaters in both eyes are a common but harmless condition. In an HIV-infected individual, however, floaters in... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...applaud your successes. References Highleyman, L. (2002). Peripheral Neuropathy. Bulletin of ExperimentalTreatments for AIDS: Retrieved July 2003 from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter02/pn.html Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

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Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...treatment, AND YOU WON'T BE THE ONE TO GET THESE SYMPTOMS RIGHT NOW. For instance, people (like myself) do start worrying about eye floaters. I have them right now. They have probably read that eye floaters occur in HIV+ people. It is true, they... Read more »

Floaters

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

Dr. Bundy - Floaters?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Dr. Bundy why are eye floaters linked to HIV infection? Like many others on this site I began seeing numerous eye floaters following a potential exposure. Read more »

Eye problems

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hundreds of thread-like and cell-like floaters in both eyes. All antibody and PCR test negative to date, however. Have any HIV+ folks experienced or heard of a similar case? Are floaters a sign of early HIV infection? Please respond. Thanks! Read more »