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Floaters After Touching Skin Worried I Have HIV

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Spot on skin, Floater?

Hello Doctors,I was diagnosed in Sept of 03. My CD4 has been in the range of 500-700 (22%-34%) with a VL of 11,000-12,000. My doctor does not recommend starting treatment yet. I agree with him. My question: I have 3 spots on my body. These are...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Thanks for your question.Clotrimazole is a anti-fungal medication-- at times used to treat minor fungal skin infections. I'm assuming that your doctor had a suspicion of just that, though if you've not had improvement, I'd want to... Read more »

Dr. Bob, very worried. Saliva came in touch with open wound,

Dr. Bob, An escort was licking my face, later i realised that i had a cut on my face. She could... Read more »

HIV with "Raw skin - needless worry?"

Thanks so much for the time you take answering these questions. Provides a lot of comfort, and... Read more »
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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 »

body fluid touched the skin without intercourse

Posted by mona811
can anyone tell me that if body fluid has touched the skin without intercoursing can person be effected with hiv 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 »

Wool spots or floaters!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
To tell people that floaters or wool spots are nothing is BS! HIV retnopathy can occur very early in the infection Read more »