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Could Eye Floaters Be A Sign Of Primary HIV Infection

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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 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

Hi Dr. Jackson,Thanks for your valuable input to this forum. I had a question about eye floaters. ... Read more »
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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 »

Eye Floaters

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Out of curiousity, are eye floaters something to be concerned about? I know they are associated with CMV, which consists of blurred vision as well. But if one Read more »

Eye Floaters - the debate continues...please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The Eye Floater debate continues. Anyone who has experienced the sudden onset of eye floaters following what they perceive to be a potential HIV exposure needs to read this. A recent poster to the website at John's Hopkins Read more »

Eye Floaters?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I read many questions on here regarding these Eye Floaters, would some please put this to rest. Are these or are they not a symptom related to ARS Read more »