Can Eye Infection Be A Symptom Of HIV

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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome ...
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Dr. Bob, I would appreciate it very much if you could give me your opinion concerning my matter. I had an unprotected encounter in October '03 with a girl of unkown status (I have attended school with her my whole life, and I have never noticed her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the Internet. I do not believe they are HIV related. Yes, extreme stress and anxiety can induce the symptoms you describe. The eye discharge is not HIV related and most likely is due to allergies or some other benign condition. Kidney cysts are... Read more »

Fear of having HIv

Dear Doctor,I had sex but I had used a condom. After a week, I experienced severe pain in my legs and joints, followed by eye infection similar to conjuntivitis. Now I am having pain in lower part of my neck, maybe lymph nodes. Do I have HIV? I am...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The symptoms you describe are most often associated with gonorrhea or chlamydia (the joint pains, I mean) than HIV, so I would suggest you go ahead and consider testing for these sexual infections. As you are doing this, you can have HIV testing... Read more »

Are these signs?

My symptoms are a little tired during the summer. Red and pink eyes. Dry cough during night time and hemmorrhoids. Are these signs of HIV?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...The signs and symptoms of HIV infection are very non-specific and could be almost anything. Many people are completely asymptomatic for many years. I would Read more »

dry eyes/dry mouth

Dr. Henry,I am at a loss. I have been having problems with dry eyes and dry mouth over the past 6 months. My tear production was measured and is 1/2 of what a normal person should produce. I also have a dry mouth which causes discomfort...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Dry eyes would not be a symptoms of early HIV infection in the setting you described. KH Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

... has more information on CD4 cells. Without treatment, your CD4 cell count will most likely go down. You might start having signs of HIV disease like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes. If you have HIV disease, these problems... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...the following symptoms: fever, lack of energy, excessive tiredness, muscle or joint pain, blisters, blisters in the mouth, and pink eye. Liver Problems Some HIV drugs can cause liver problems. It is believed that women and people over the... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

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An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...medicine. Less serious side effects of this medicine include bad taste in the mouth, constipation, cough, depression, diarrhea, eye infection, flu-like illness, fatigue, herpes simplex infection, itchy rash, loss of appetite, muscle pain and... Read more »
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