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Hiv Ocular Vision Blindness

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Blindness/low vision and safe sex

Hi Dr Bob, I have been reading your site with interest. I have learned a great deal about HIV, and I no longer fear it as much as I did. Sexual Health doctors here in Australia hold you in very high regard so I thought I would e-mail you a question....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,First, I would make sure you are using condoms that fit snuggly and properly. Next, I would be very careful about putting the condom on properly and using plenty of lubricant. These measures will decrease the risk of condom failure.Because of... Read more »

HIV Partner going blind

My boyfriend has recently been told that his current treatment for eyes has been unsuccessful and... Read more »

Am I going blind???

I have recently noticed that my vision seems to be blurring quite a bit. It's not a... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MSF Calls on Roche to Reduce Cost of Oral Antibiotic to Prevent Blindness Among People With HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries

Medecins Sans Frontieres on Saturday called on pharmaceutical company Roche to provide its oral antibiotic valganciclovir at a reduced cost in developing countries to help prevent a virus that can cause blindness among people living with HIV/AIDS,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ocular Syphilis Among HIV-Infected Patients: A Systematic Analysis of the Literature

In the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), ocular syphilis among HIV-infected patients "continues to be a problem," wrote the authors. "However, outside of case reports or small case series, little is known about the clinical,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Handicap International Launches Program in Rwanda to Address HIV/AIDS Among Blind People

Efforts to address HIV/AIDS in Rwanda have not included blind people, Jacques Sindayigaya, Handicap International 's coordinator of a new program to address the virus in the population, said Monday during a workshop in Rwanda's capital of Kigali,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Undiagnosed HIV Infection Among New York City Jail Entrants, 2006: Results of a Blinded Serosurvey

Among New York City jail entrants, HIV testing has increased four-fold since 2004, when personnel began offering all inmates rapid testing at intake. To help improve services, the current study determined HIV prevalence among jail entrants,... Read more »
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Question about Vision changes

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

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support groups for people with CMV and blindness?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everybody,

I'm living in Miami Beach in Florida, and have CMV Retinitis. I was wondering if anybody out there knows of, or might want to start, a support group or organizations for people with CMV Retinitis who suffered blindness as a result of... Read more »

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 »

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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