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Eye Floaters

Hi Dr. Jackson,Thanks for your valuable input to this forum. I had a question about eye floaters. Could they be a sign of recent, acute HIV infection? I have seen an increase in floaters in both eyes, yet tested negative via ELISA at 3 months. I...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...I am unaware that eye floaters have been associated with HIV infection. The fact that you are negative for HIV antibody by ELISA 3 months after exposure should Read more »

Floaters

Can floaters be a sign of HIV infection? Read more »

Eye Floaters

Dr. Henry,I was reading a website which discussed signs & symptoms of HIV infection and one of the... Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...OIs continue to cause considerable morbidity and mortality for three primary reasons: 1) many patients are unaware of their HIV infection and seek medical care when an OI becomes the initial indicator of their disease; 2) certain patients are... 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 Read more »

Floaters

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What do eye floaters look like and do they occur in early hiv infection? Thanks Read more »

Dr. Bundy - Floaters?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Dr. Bundy why are eye floaters linked to HIV infection? Like many others on this site I began seeing numerous eye floaters following a potential exposure. Read more »

Eye problems

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...PCR test negative to date, however. Have any HIV+ folks experienced or heard of a similar case? Are floaters a sign of early HIV infection? Please respond. Thanks! Read more »