Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  Breaking News: FDA Approves Triumeq, New Once-Daily Combination Pill

Can Eye Infection Be A Symptom Of HIV

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
Project Inform

Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

Introduction Opportunistic Infections and HIV Disease Preventing Infections in the First Place Treating Infections as They Occur Preventive Treatment for OIs Maintenance Therapy A Final Word on Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Introduction HIV ( human immunodeficiency virus ) infects the cells of your body's immune system. It then impairs how...
Ask the Experts

HIV infection through sweat in eyes

Hi,I have read in many placs that you can not be infected through contact with the sweat of and HIV infected person. However, would it be possible to be infected if the sweat came into contact with, lets say, your eyes?Andre...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Andre,Exactly what part of "you cannot be infected through contact with the sweat of an HIV-infected person" don't you understand??? After all, you've read this fact in "many placs," right? Come on, Andre, be... Read more »

Eye Symptoms

Good Doctor,Are symptoms such as eye floaters common in early infection? I tested negative at 19.25 weeks by elisa, but 4 weeks ago I had a floater appear and I read about CMV? Anything else casue this that maybe hiv related or is this not related?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Given the timing of your negative test, HIV infection is not likely. CMV infection of the eye during acute infection would be extremely unlikely as this is a complication of late stage HIV disease. If the eye doc feels your eye exam is OK, then he... Read more »

Eye infection

Hi. I've developed a strange red wrinkly appearance on both of my eyelids and occasionally a miniscule white discharge from the corners of my eyes. Also my thyroid glands are slightly up and I feel slightly nauseous. Could these be symptoms of...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
These don't sound like the typical symptoms but acute (recent) HIV infection can manifest itself in unusual ways. If you have any risks for HIV (and anyone who is sexually active is theoretically at risk), do yourself a favor and get tested.... Read more »

Eye symptoms part 2

Hi Dr Young, I wrote to you last week about blurred vision and floaters during early infection. On your advice I saw an ophthalmologist who said everything looked fine (retina, lens, etc) but I have gone from nearly 20/20 vision in my right eye in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your follow up.I don't think that the changes in the vision reported by your ophthamologist are out of the range of normal (unfortunately) aging.Indeed, your age coincides with many individual's needs for prescription... Read more »
Connect With Others

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
Hi;
I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom 1 month back. The condom... Read more »

red eyes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Are red eyes a symptom of HIV?
Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

HIV Symptoms does not indicate HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I wanted to share briefly with everyone that just because you may have symptoms of HIV does not necessarily mean that you are HIV positive.

I would come onto this website everyday for hours and surf the web for the risks, symptoms, exposure rates,... Read more »