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Can Hiv Cause Blindness

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immune reconstitution syndrome- causing blindness!!!??how common is this?

hey,i'm a 4th year med student from south africa. During my opthalmology rotation I have seen many patients on ARV's with really nasty side-effects,but not to the drugs themselves....(presumably due to immune reconstitution syndrome) The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Very good question. Starting treatment earlier as a general policy/practice (with a higher CD4 count) is important. It is standard of care in the US to have a good retina examination looking for even subtle CMV retinitis in patients with CD4 count... Read more »

blindness and brain lesions

My relative has gone blind.He is HIV positive. We lost five months checking his eyes which are... Read more »

Is blindness due to drug treatment

My question is very simple.Is blindness a side reaction of drug treatment or is it part of the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Roche Adds HIV Blindness Drug to Patent Pool, Cutting Price in Developing Countries

On August 5, drug manufacturer Roche agreed to lower the price and pool intellectual property rights on its oral drug valganciclovir, which is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV), making the drug potentially up to 90 percent cheaper in 138... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MSF Calls on Roche to Reduce Cost of Oral Antibiotic to Prevent Blindness Among People With HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries

Medecins Sans Frontieres on Saturday called on pharmaceutical company Roche to provide its oral antibiotic valganciclovir at a reduced cost in developing countries to help prevent a virus that can cause blindness among people living with HIV/AIDS,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Handicap International Launches Program in Rwanda to Address HIV/AIDS Among Blind People

Efforts to address HIV/AIDS in Rwanda have not included blind people, Jacques Sindayigaya, Handicap International 's coordinator of a new program to address the virus in the population, said Monday during a workshop in Rwanda's capital of Kigali,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Undiagnosed HIV Infection Among New York City Jail Entrants, 2006: Results of a Blinded Serosurvey

Among New York City jail entrants, HIV testing has increased four-fold since 2004, when personnel began offering all inmates rapid testing at intake. To help improve services, the current study determined HIV prevalence among jail entrants,... Read more »
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support groups for people with CMV and blindness?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everybody,

I'm living in Miami Beach in Florida, and have CMV Retinitis. I was wondering if anybody out there knows of, or might want to start, a support group or organizations for people with CMV Retinitis who suffered blindness as a result of... Read more »

HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Causes AIDS -- And Knowing It Could Save Your Life
By San Francisco AIDS Foundation

While the global HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to rage, a small number of fringe groups have been aggressively promoting misinformation about AIDS. Some claim that... Read more »

The way we address HIV is cause for concern

Posted by bradford
The way we address HIV is cause for concern.

The truth is that there are millions of people living to whom HIV has not caused illness and death. This information brings joy and hope to the heart of any person who has ever dreaded the onset of AIDS. Read more »

Hiv doesn't cause aids

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
don't be a victim of greed , hiv doesn't cause aids and if you take those toxic drugs you will eventually die Read more »