Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Eye Floaters Sign Of HIV Infection

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Eye Floaters

Hi Dr. Jackson,Thanks for your valuable input to this forum. I had a question about eye floaters. Could they be a sign of recent, acute HIV infection? I have seen an increase in floaters in both eyes, yet tested negative via ELISA at 3 months. I...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...I am unaware that eye floaters have been associated with HIV infection. The fact that you are negative for HIV antibody by ELISA 3 months after exposure should Read more »

Eye Floaters

Dr. Henry,I was reading a website which discussed signs & symptoms of HIV infection and one of the... Read more »

Eye Floaters = HIV?

Dr. Dieterich,I was reading a website which discussed signs & symptoms of HIV infection and one of... Read more »
Articles
The Center for AIDS

Patient/Doctor Q&A

...may include autoimmune destruction of platelets, increased clearance of platelets in the blood by the spleen , or direct HIV infection of platelet-producing cells in the bone marrow. Your platelets may have dropped to dangerously low levels... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 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?

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 »

Floaters

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