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what are floaters?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I keep reading about people seeing floaters? What are they since I've never heard that term used before?

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Dr. Bundy - Floaters?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dr. Bundy why are eye floaters linked to HIV infection? Like many others on this site I began seeing numerous eye floaters following a potential exposure. I began to research this on various HIV forums and it seemed to pop up on each site I... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What do eye floaters look like and do they occur in early hiv infection? Thanks

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can someone please tell me what floaters are?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i think i have them, but not sure. please describe them and are they common hiv symptom? Read more »


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Whats the likelyhood of hiv induced floaters after 5 weeks Read more »
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Dr.I read in one of your responses that floaters are seen in both HIV + and HIV - people and not usually due to CMV unless the person has a very low T cell count. I was wondering what causes floaters in HIV - and + not associated with CMV. thank...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The most common situation is probably aging.... Read more »

Eye Floaters!!!!!

Please excuse me if this question was posted elsewhere, I had a risky encounter 9 months ago with someone whose HIV status is unknown. He penetrated me which I stopped almost immediately without ejaculation.I had a sore throat and ear infection a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is unlikely that eye floaters would be related to HIV infection, especially in the time frame that you are talking about. Regardless of your serostatus, you should have any eye problems that you are experiencing checked out by a specialist.RMK... Read more »

Floaters, CNS Infections and Mental Disease

Dear Michael, I've been HIV+ for over sixteen years. I've taken AZT for most of that time. I'm now taking AZT+ABC. My viral load is usually below the level of detection of the viral load tests (<20 copies/mml). My CD4+ T cells...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Tom,I am not familiar with reports of floaters being caused by medications. Since I am not a doctor I am also unfamiliar with whether or not they may be symptoms of other CNS conditions. I suggest that you ask your primary care doctor for a... Read more »

eye floaters - HIV?

Dr. Sullivan,Is there any connection between eye floaters and acute/recent hiv infection? Recently I began to see floaters in both eyes. I went to an Ophthalmologist and he said my eyes were completely healthy. He told me floaters are very common...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
I agree with your eye docter; there is nothing to be concerned about. JLS.... Read more »

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