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Hiv And The Optic Nerve

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HIV optic nerve neuropathy

It's been 10 (or more)months since I was diagnosed with HIV optic-nerve neuropathy. The recommended treatment is a regimen being used for idiopathic or demyelinative optic neuritis. This involves 1.5 grams of methyl-prednisolone given...
Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Rick Stryker, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
...concern compared to protecting your sight. Steroids are an important part of the treatment for several diseases in persons with HIV, including PCP. Depending on your overall immune function (and you don't give details on your viral load or CD4+... Read more »

Enlarged Optic Nerves connected with HIV+

Dear Doc,My 10 year old daughter is HIV+. Upon a recent eye exam for glasses, the eye dr. said her... Read more »

Optic Atrophy

Drs. Conway and Henry, I see nothing specific about my question. I have been diagnosed by an... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Have PN? PN Treatments Finding Support References What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Approximately 60 percent of HIV+ people will develop problems that involvethe nervous system. The nervous system controls thinking, movement,... Read more »
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HIV Optic Neuropathy

Posted by toper3
...Has anyone hear of this Eye condition? Has anyone ever had problems with there eyes as a result of HIV??--after ruling out EVERYTHING ELSE Read more »

Just an update and a vent over *&*^&@$ insurance

Posted by Jackie__Blue
...vent.... That's all the information I know, because he doesn't rememeber things. He doesn't know which nerve, I suspect the optic nerve. He doesn't know what disease it might be. I hate the fact I can't always be with him or find someone to... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

News 4 HIV'ers

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 3 Replies
...heat intolerance and profound weight loss. Two patients also developed eye problems - one patient having compression of the optic nerve and the other retraction of an upper eyelid. Treatment for Graves disease, including the removal of one... Read more »