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Eye Exam For Hiv Patients

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Eye Exam

Why does my optometrist ask/need to know my HIV status or if I am taking any meds or HAART?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...diminish any chance for infection but still consider appropriate to inform all health care workers about HIV status. Also-HIV+ patients can have some eye conditions that occur more often in the setting of HIV infection then in the general... Read more »

PEP and glaucoma

Good morning,I'm a 26 year old woman with no family history of eye disease and was told yesterday... Read more »

hiv and eye problems

I have been recently diagnosed with hiv, and since then I have had intermittant times when my eyes... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...of the retina. Patients may also notice light flashes, decreased or distorted vision, or blind spots. Some doctors recommend eye exams to catch CMV retinitis. The exams are done by an ophthalmologist (an eye specialist). If your CD4 count is... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...medications and see a health care provider right away. Other possible toxicities include eye changes and optic neuritis. Have periodic eye exams by someone who is aware you are HIV-positive. Increased uric acid levels (indicating a number of... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...and Aptivus given with Norvir, are also associated with liver damage. Unlike Viramune, PIs may cause liver damage at any time. Patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C may be at higher risk for developing liver damage while taking PIs. In... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...at night Sudden sharp shooting pains It is these slight or occasional sensations that are often overlooked byboth the patient and the doctor. Do not ignore these symptoms or they may getworse. In some cases the pain in the feet becomes so... Read more »
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...need to find a doctor. I went to asofinder.com and it gave my a long list of providers. How do I pick one? Or where can I find patient's reviews on them? I don't think I can just pick one from the list and go to see him, right? Please help or... Read more »

HIV Patients required study Vancouver and Toronto

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...HIV Patients required for paid surveys and focus groups. Earn $150-$350 dependant on study you are selected for. Call 604-628-7647 or 416-907-5465 Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Shoud I get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had a routine eye exam two weeks ago. The doctor use a handheld device to measure my eye pressure. I didn't see him disinfect that instrument before Read more »