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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...the body and infect several organs at once. The risk of CMV is highest when CD4 cell counts are below 50. It is rare in people with 100 or more T-cells. The first signs of CMV retinitis are vision problems such as moving black spots. These are called "floaters." They may indicate an inflammation of the retina. Patients may also notice light flashes, decreased or distorted vision, or blind spots. Some doctors recommend eye exams to catch CMV...
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HIV transmission through eye splash

I was performing an accu check on an HIV positive patient when a drop of his blood splashed and landed on a spot just beloe my eye lid-but not on the eye lid itself. At first i wiped it off with my gloved right hand, then i later wshed my face. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV cannot permeate intact skin. PEP certainly was not warranted. And if there was no chance the blood actually got into your eye, HIV testing would not be warranted either.The test you took was a baseline test. It would not indicate whether your... Read more »

tiny pimple like red spots around my eyes

Im a 40 year old male who first tested HIV+ in November 2007, with a CD4% of 11% and VL of 56000. Was tested again 10 weeks later in February 2008 with CD4% of 10% and VL of 175000. I started treatment immediately, with Sustiva + Viread +...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Andrew,Unfortunately I cannot diagnose the cause of your "red spots" over the Internet without the benefit of an examination. Could they be related to HIV? Certainly it's possible. If the dermatologist Read more »

hiv transmission

hi,a friend of mine is gay and he was holding my 5mth old baby, i noticed that he had a spot on his face that was bloody, im terrified my baby touched this and put her hand in her mouth or eyes. thank you for your time.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Your baby is in no danger. Read more »

Cotton wool spot

HelloHope you are good. I went to see an opthalmologist for reduced vision. He examined my eyes and informed that I have myopia and right sided lattice degeneration causing retinal holes. He discussed it with the most senior consultant in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark for a definitive result.I would not be concerned about the questionable cotton wool spot. Most likely the second ophthalmologist was mistaken.Good luck. Be well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...there are at least 8 men with KS for each woman. It is one of the most visible signs of AIDS, because it usually shows up as spots on the skin (lesions) that look red or purple on white skin, and bluish, brownish or black on dark skin. Lesions... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...infection spreads deeper into the throat it is called esophagitis . It looks like white patches similar to cottage cheese, or red spots. It can cause a sore throat, pain when swallowing, nausea, and loss of appetite. Thrush can also cause... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...the mouth and throat, burning and an altered sense of taste (often described as "bad"). Creamy white or yellowish coatings or spots on the mouth and throat are also common. Thrush is rare if a person's CD4+ cell count is above 500, but outbreaks... Read more »
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White spots on eyes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I've just tested positive. I've read somewhere that white spots over eyes (vision) is somethign related to it but cant find the page I seen it on. Does anyone know anything on this? Would Read more »

tell me the truth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...when you have hiv do your eyes get red alot and get some eyelid swelling with spots on lids? Read more »

worried again

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
...felt it with my hands but couldn't see anything (it was dark). Now this morning I was washing my clothes, there is a tiny red spot near the area in question. What are my risks with this? I rubbed my eyes a few minutes after I touched the wet... Read more »

OCD, eye, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...were glue residues. However there was a smaller one about 1-2 mm by 4-6mm that was yellow-orange with some small red-brown spots. I accidentally touched it, so I looked even closer to make sure it wasn't blood. But I wasn't sure, in a way it... Read more »