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Eye Floaters After Drinking Water Worried I Have HIV

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floaters ,floaters and more floaters

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi all,my questin is reguarding flaoters,i have them and they are like quite bad when i look at something bright like sunlight or snow,well i have tested neg at 4 months for hiv 1-2,also took test for hiv 1 again,neg,my question is can hiv 2 cause... 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 has an eye floater, they are in their mid-twenties, their eyesight has been bad for... Read more »

Sorry - Floaters Again...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have posted a message below. I see I am not the only one worried about floaters. I have some questions about them:

1) I know it is normal to have floaters, as most people have them.

2) Is it normal to have a profound increase in the number of... 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 »

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 wrote, "Being HIV... Read more »
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eye floaters - HIV?

Dr. Henry,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 and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Floaters in the eye are not a symptom that would lead to concern about HIV infection. They are very, very common in the general population. KH... 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 »

eye floaters - HIV?

Dr. Fisher,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 and...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I would agree that floaters could be related to CMV, but it is extremely unlikely that you have HIV-related CMV. The ELISA tests are very accurate especially if your last exposure was 8 months ago. If your ophthalmologist says your eyes are... Read more »

Eye Floaters - HIV?

Dr. Holodniy,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...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Again, this is a common and nonspecific finding that can be associated with or without alot of different underlying diseases.... Read more »
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Ethiopian Government Working to Improve Access to Clean Toilets, Safe Water for People Living With HIV

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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AIDS Project Los Angeles

Testing the Waters

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