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sensitive to light at times.

HI! Am hiv+, and at times am so sensitive to light and have red eyes at times. I visited an eye doc twice and he told me the first time that am okay, and the second time he didn't tell me anything reasonable and told me to see him after six...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate what your CD4 count is, as a reflection of where you are on the HIV spectrum. Later stage HIV infection can have many different eye manifetations.You also don't indicate whether you are taking any HIV meds or other meds... Read more »

sensitivity to light

Im wondering why I am so sensitive to light....I tend to stay indoors now in fact all the time, if... Read more »

Light sensitivity

Hi, how are you? I am currently taking Atripla and Dapsone. On Mar. 13, 2007 I noticed that my... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India: A Study Comparing Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV Among Ex-Red-Light District and Non-Red-Light District Sex Workers After the Demolition of Baina Red-Light District

Goa's red-light district was demolished in 2004. In the current study, the researchers compared HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) between sex workers who had been based in the Baina red-light district (ex-RLD-SWs) with those who had... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Drug-Treatment Services Need Programs for LGBT Community; Officials Worried About Drug Use in Spread of HIV

Chicago's drug-treatment services need additional programs, as well as cultural-sensitivity training, to better combat substance use problems within the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, according to a city Department of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Simeprevir -- Cleared From Sun Sensitivity

Some medicines can make the skin more sensitive to sunlight. This occurs when sunlight (which has ultraviolet, or UV, light) interacts with small concentrations of medicines that are in the skin. Some medicines, such as antibiotics, antidepressants,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Advocate Calls on Media Outlets in Ethiopia to Be More Sensitive When Reporting on HIV/AIDS

Media outlets in Ethiopia should be more sensitive when reporting on or about people living with HIV/AIDS because some of the language used has been improper, Sonya De Masi, resident adviser at Internews Network , said on Monday during a media... Read more »
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HIV mutation lights way to a cure for AIDS

Posted by ashler1977, 1 Reply
Excellent news!

SYDNEY (January 16, 2013) An Australian scientist said Wednesday he had discovered a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory, in an important advance in the quest for an AIDS cure.

David Harrich from... Read more »

Teeth Sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
tested negative at 5 months and 6 months via elisa after a possible vaginal exposure. i did use a condom but who knows. Lately I've been having teeth sensitivity and am wondering if it could be hiv??? I have been taking doxyciline/minocycline post... Read more »

PCR sensitivity

Posted by GPPG, 1 Reply
For everyone I am posting the information I gathered about RNA/DNA testing's sensitivity ( i.e not reporting false negative),
1. RNA-PCR 90 - 98 % (depending on timing, immunse response, assay etc.)
2. bDNA little more sensitive
3. DNA-PCR > 99%
4.... Read more »

oral-saliva test sensitivity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

Would appreciate any help for this question/problem. Seven weeks ago I had my 1st and only bisexual experience with another man. I performed oral sex on him with no ejaculation in my mouth. Of course, now I am scared to death! I have been in... Read more »