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Hiv Eye Infection Swollen Eyelids

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blood splash to eyelid and possible eye as well as lip

could i be hiv positive? i had a blood splash to my eyelid and possible eye as well as to my lip last the time of exposure patient status was unknown. i went on PEP about an hour later but never took it for the entire 4 weeks. my baseline...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Please refer your HIV questions to the HIV forum. I would not expect you to be HIV infected based on this exposure. However, you should always follow up with your employee health service for testing whenever you are started on PEP. Your recent... Read more »

swollen eyelids

I started taking viread and kaletra about two months ago and immeaditely noticed that my eyelids... Read more »

red spots on lower eyelids

I have recently noticed that I will get red "spots" (like a folliculitus?) on my lower... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Coins on the Eyes of the Dead

It is a custom in some cultures to place coins on the eyelids of the dead to keep their eyes closed. I remember my grandmother reaching into her purse for two shiny quarters that she subsequently placed on my grandfather's eyes after he died. I... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

About Face

"I have facial wasting and it's really depressing. When I walk down the street, I'm convinced people are staring at me and know that I'm positive. I've heard there's surgery to fix it. What can you tell me?" -- T.J., Halifax Dr. Andrew Denton ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

OIs and Co-Infections and STIs -- Oh, My!

Now that powerful HIV medications can slow down the progression of HIV-related disease and even AIDS, more common illnesses (such as heart disease and cancer) have become a greater concern for people living with the virus. Still, some of the same... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Strange Changes Deep in the Eye Linked to HIV and Possibly Hepatitis C Virus

A virus called CMV (cytomegalovirus) is commonly found in adults. This virus generally does not cause serious disease except in cases when the immune system is greatly weakened, such as in cases of organ transplantation, cancer and AIDS. In the... Read more »
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eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can anyone tell me is this related to hiv infection? Read more »

swollen veins and red eyes (getting really down)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a risky encounter in october 2005 and after 2 months having what seemed to be strong ARS symtpoms, and another 5 months feeling terrible in bed, I'm now , after 10 months, starting to get out of bed. I still feel dreadful though, my glands are... Read more »

eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

Posted by Anonymous
can anyone tell me is this related to hiv infection? Read more »

Sticky Eyelids

Posted by marpar, 2 Replies
I know this sounds weird but after an episode of unprotected vaginal sex (I am male) that took place about 9 1/2 weeks ago I have been having what I consider to be sticky eyelids where it feels like they are almost sweaty. This started about 4... Read more »