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Eye Problems Related To Hiv

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hiv and eye problems

I have been recently diagnosed with hiv, and since then I have had intermittant times when my eyes become irritated/watery and/or sort of scratchy. I have no vision problems, and this does not happen during specific activities i.e. driving,compter...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Eye symptoms as you describe are most often due to non-HIV causes. For patients with lower CD4 counts (< 200) we generally get a good baseline eye exam to look for HIV-related eye problems. Symptoms as you describe are often due to allergic... Read more »

Haemorrhaging in vessels of eye: AIDS-related? Solutions.

Dear Doctor Feinberg,My boyfriend has recently noticed slight disturbance in his vision and the... Read more »

eye problems

Dear Dr. Feinberg,I have just recently had some small white bumps come up in my right eye, in the... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Globe Publishes HIV/AIDS-Related Editorial, Opinion Piece

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Researchers Identify Drug That May Help Reduce Some HIV-Related Health Problems

This article was reported by Drug Discovery &amp; Development . Drug Discovery &amp; Development reported on a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, in which researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Vaccine... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS-Related Stigma in Cameroon Proves to Be Public Health Problem

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Strange Changes Deep in the Eye Linked to HIV and Possibly Hepatitis C Virus

A virus called CMV (cytomegalovirus) is commonly found in adults. This virus generally does not cause serious disease except in cases when the immune system is greatly weakened, such as in cases of organ transplantation, cancer and AIDS. In the... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
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Weird Sleeplessness Problem hiv related?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, all. I have seen recent posts from some people regarding sleeping problems. I have had the same thing for the past 8 months and have written it off to stress. However, it has become particularly severe now, and I wonder if hiv infection might... Read more »

Liver problems, any relation?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys, How good to have you out there to share my worries.
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