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Eye Floaters Sign Of Seroconversion

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Eye Floaters

Dr. Henry,I was reading a website which discussed signs & symptoms of HIV infection and one of the symptoms listed was eye floaters. I am very concerned because about 6 months after a risky encounter I began seeing floaters in both eyes. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Floaters are actually not considered much of a clue about HIV. In the old days we saw more people with advanced disease and lots of eye disease. Floaters are common in the general population and generally would not be viewed as indicative of HIV... Read more »

Eye Floaters = HIV?

Dr. Dieterich,I was reading a website which discussed signs & symptoms of HIV infection and one... 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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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 »

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 »

RICHARD: Floaters

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Have a look at one of my posts below. I explain what they look like to Anonymous...

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FLOATERS

Posted by Anonymous
over the past week I have noticed floaters in my vision when I look at the sky and other plain color backgrounds. i may have been exposed to hiv september of 2002, but im not sure. the girl assured me the rumors were untrue, but i got tested anyway... Read more »