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Floaters During Seroconversion

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Floaters - Why Do They Occur?

Posted by Anonymous
I was really scared when I noticed floaters. On second thought, I would agree that they are hardly indicative of HIV infection. First of all, I asked many people whether they see floaters. The majority of them do! Also, before my exposure, I... 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 »

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 »

seroconversion?

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
Just a question. It has been 4 days and I am in bed. Can't swollow bad sore throat and body aches and 100.3 fever. If there are symptoms can I have gotton them so soon? Read more »

Some Info on ARS, Seroconversion and the Rest

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
To Everyone Worried about ARS and Seroconversion
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Technically ARS and seroconversion are not the same thing.

ARS = Acute Retroviral Syndrome, sometimes called Acute Viral Syndrome, or Primary Vital... Read more »
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Non seroconversion!!!!!

Is this real!!!! Does it happen anymore with the antibody tests now says when done after the "window period"?? Am I completely ok with my 6 month negative for hiv and all stds?? I have no other methods of testing for hiv in the city I live...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere is no such thing as non seroconverters. If someone is infected with HIV they will develop antibodies against it and test positive. The guidelines for testing are to be tested at 90 days post exposure and the results are conclusive as long as... Read more »

eye floaters - HIV?

Dr. Henry,Is there any connection between eye floaters and acute/recent hiv infection? Recently I began to see floaters in both eyes. I went to an Ophthalmologist and he said my eyes were completely healthy. He told me floaters are very common and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Floaters in the eye are not a symptom that would lead to concern about HIV infection. They are very, very common in the general population. KH... Read more »

eye floaters - HIV?

Dr. Fisher,Is there any connection between eye floaters and acute/recent hiv infection? Recently I began to see floaters in both eyes. I went to an Ophthalmologist and he said my eyes were completely healthy. He told me floaters are very common and...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I would agree that floaters could be related to CMV, but it is extremely unlikely that you have HIV-related CMV. The ELISA tests are very accurate especially if your last exposure was 8 months ago. If your ophthalmologist says your eyes are... Read more »

floaters

Dr. MoyleWhat causes eye floaters in the context of an active Hiv infection?...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Floaters are tiny, dark, shadowy spots that appear in front of your eye. They are quite common and are more likely to develop as the eyes get older. Floaters may appear as small dots or strands. You may notice lots of floaters in your vision or just... Read more »
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