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Common Cause Of Blindness In A Person Diagnosed With AIDS

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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 »

pml. got treatment after going blind

will she ever recieve her eyesight and what are the survival rate since she has it 25 yrs and just... 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 »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Barriers to HIV Testing Among HIV/AIDS Concurrently Diagnosed Persons in New York City

The failure to perceive they were at risk was the chief barrier to HIV testing among this study's population of persons who were diagnosed with AIDS when they first learned they were HIV-positive. The team undertook the study to assess barriers to... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Diagnosing Hepatitis in Princesses and in Commoners

When Christobel DuPont, the private secretary to Her Royal Highness PrincessMargarita, telephoned me to set up an appointment for the Princess, I wassomewhat surprised. I had assumed, like British royalty, that all royalstraveled with a palace... Read more »
TheBody.com

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS: More Common Than You Think -- This Month in HIV

Table of Contents Introduction Figuring Out Bone Disease Prevalence in the HIV-Positive Population Defining Low Bone Mineral Density Causes of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis in HIV-Positive People Screening for Bone Disease Debate: DXA... Read more »
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Common questions/concerns about HIV/AIDS please read

Posted by kbuddy77, 1 Reply

Questions and Answers about HIV
1. What is HIV? What is AIDS?
2. Who can get HIV?
3. What are the ways in which HIV can be spread from one person to another?
4. Can I get HIV from oral sex?
5. How long does HIV live outside the body?
6. Can having another... Read more »

documenting a person who is diagnosed with hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i am asking for anyone who is diagnosed who are willing to let me document them (taking pictures) of what they go through on a daily basis. yet it wouldn't be everyday, but a constant visit. this is my goal to inform society about the struggle and... Read more »

husband diagnosed with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This must have been the hardest week of my life. I just returned from a trip back to America (I live in Thailand), and wasn't home but only two days when my husband went into a siezure. We got him to the hospital, and first they thought he was a... Read more »

Are You A "Worried Well" Person?

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Are You A "Worried Well" Person?
By Rick Sowadsky
http://www.thebody.com/sowadsky/worried.html
June 1999

Many people are fearful that they have HIV, even though they are either at very low risk of infection, or have tested negative for HIV. The common... Read more »