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Hiv And Vision Loss

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hiv & vision loss

I have had the virus since 1992 and within the last three months I am starting to have serious vision loss. I love to read, but lately I can not read due to the blurred vision. Three years ago my vision was tested and it was 20/20. In the last...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need a general health and eye focused evaluation to look for non-HIV conditions like diabetes, glaucoma, or cataracst as well as HIV status assessment (ie if CD4 count is low such as < 100 then could get eye infection that could threaten your... Read more »

Back pain, loss of balance, vision???

4 years ago my father died of AIDS. He woke up one day with a really sore back. He then started to... Read more »

HIV, Anemia & Vision Problems

A history about my partner before I ask my question: Diagnosed with AIDS and CMV retinitis in May... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Potential Cuts to Global Health Spending Threaten Vision of "AIDS-Free Generation"

The vision of an "AIDS-free generation" presented in a speech earlier this month by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton "is under threat in Congress," as "[t]he House and the Senate are discussing significant cuts to the 2012 Obama... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Vision Report Finds Young Brides at Risk of Contracting HIV/AIDS

A report recently released by World Vision has found that girls in developing countries who marry before age 18 -- whose numbers are expected to double to 100 million in the next 10 years -- are at an increased risk of HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Vision President Calls on Evangelical Churches to Participate in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Too many churches "loo[k] the other way" when it comes to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, Richard Stearns, president of the Christian humanitarian organization World Vision , said at a recent prayer breakfast in Los Angeles to discuss the HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Colorado Lasik Vision Doctor Accused of Refusing to Perform Surgery on Two HIV-Positive People

The Legal Center for People with Disabilities , a Colorado-based not-for-profit advocacy organization, has claimed that the Lasik Vision Institute and its Glendale, Colo.-based doctor Paul Cutarelli refused to perform eye surgery on two... Read more »
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Change if Vision

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Whats this Change in Vision symptoms of HIV ? they say you see flash's of light can anyone help me with this ? i get these flashes all the time Read more »

Question about Vision changes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What are the associated vision problems with being hiv positive?

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cmv, rd detach,loosing my vision

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HI
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT TO DO IN MY SITUATION, I HAD MY RETINA RE-ATTACHED, HOWEVER EVERYTHING IS DARK, DUE TO TISSUE GROWING AFTER SURGERY, I NEED SOME ADVISED, THANK YOU

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Vision Getting Worse

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex twice with a guy of unknown status (I'm a female). This happened almost 5 years ago and I have been putting testing off for a very long time. I tried to test right after it happened but I didn't know you had to wait six months... Read more »