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Eye Health And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ugandan Health Minister Muhwezi Eyes Cuba for HIV/AIDS Drugs

Ugandan Health Minister Brig. Jim Muhwezi said on Tuesday he would discuss the possibility of manufacturing antiretroviral drugs in Uganda with the Cuban government. Muhwezi, who met Cuban Ambassador to Uganda Ricardo A. Dawza at the ministry... Read more »
Housing Works

Time to Keep Our Eye on the Prize: Universal Health Care

Munar: Let's focus on healthcare reform and National AIDS Strategy Editor's note: This op-ed is responding to Housing Works National Advocacy and Organizing Vice President Christine Campbell's op-ed " Don't Wait Until 2012 To Reauthorize Ryan... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Marijuana Lung Health Report: Less Than Meets the Eye?

On or around November 12 the British Lung Foundation made news in England, the U.S., and probably around the world by releasing a report implying that marijuana smoke is more harmful than tobacco smoke in causing lung and other cancers and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

risk of exposure to eyes (EYE EXPOSURE) (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT)

I have read two different responses on your boad about the risk of getting semen in your eyes. I did something stupid and was jerking a guy and when he ejaculated, some go in my eyes. I wiped with a tissue and then immediately rinsed with water....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As you might imagine, you are not the only one who has experienced this "occupational hazard." I'll reprint just a few of the many posts from the archives that address this topic.Are you at "high risk"? No.Is there some... Read more »

Semen on my eyes! (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT 2008)

I hook up with this guy. Sucked him using a condom and when he ejaculated well I allowed him to do it on my face. It was a lot of semen!! I closed my eyes but there was so much cum on my face, tried to clean myself, I open my eyes a bit and I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As you might imagine, you are not the first person to get spunked in the eye with a load of baby batter. See below.Dr. Bobrisk of exposure to eyes (EYE EXPOSURE) (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT)Aug 9, 2007 I have read two different responses on your boad... Read more »

cryotherapy and acquisition of hiv through eye conjunctiva

I was performing cryotherapy on the perianal warts of a hiv positive individual close to his anal mucosa. I tilted the cryogun and the valve released a huge burst of plume into my eye. I am now taking PEP as a precaution. Could you please tell me...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:HIV is a very delicate virus. I highly doubt that it would survive in a situation like this. In the future, safety goggle might be helpful when performing procedures like this. In health,Richard... Read more »

i am risky to get hiv for the splash of fluids in my eyes??

Hi im a nurse and im scared coz i exposed in patient who is hiv+, and during caring at this patient i noticed something splash in my skin near at my eyes, i wiped but didnt noticed if its blood or just simply iv fluids as at that time im trying to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Fluid (or even HIV-tainted blood) would not be a risk if it landed "near" your eye. If fresh HIV-tainted blood gets directly into the eyes, there is a small risk for acquiring HIV. As with all occupational exposures or potential... Read more »
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In a blink of an eye- my world changed...

Posted by evenstephen, 4 Replies
My partner and I have had 3 rough years and it culminated two weeks ago with his diagnoses of AIDS. His low T CELL count- and viral load mixed with his P.A.D. has found him in the hospital for the last week. He had an artery bypass in his right leg... Read more »

Eye Opener

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I was very worried I had been exposed to HIV so I told my doctor and got tests done. My doctor is a regular family physician in a suburban area. What has transpired after is very annoying to me. I also went to an ID doctor to ease my mind about HIV... 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 »

Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Woke up this morning with conjunctivitis/pink eye. I'm now 10-11 weeks post exposure. Treated for gonorrhea/chlamydia weeks ago (as a result of the exposure). I tested negative on a PCR at the time - doctor assured me it would have been positive... Read more »