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Hiv Ocular Vision Blindness

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AIDS InfoNet

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

...stopping retinitis. However, they only work in the eye with the implant. How is it administered? Pills are the easiest to manage. Intravenous (IV) medication involves needle sticks or a medication line that might become infected. Ocular injections mean inserting a needle directly into the eye. Implants, which last six to eight months, take about an hour to insert in an office procedure. Is it a local therapy or systemic? Local therapies...
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Bat vision non CMV

Hello, I was diagnosed HIV positive last year (2008) due to a strange blindness. A few months prior to HIV diagnosis, I developed a spot of missing Vision on my left eye (periph). A few months later I lost all peripheral vision in both eyes. At...
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
...Hmmm... I am not sure I have seen or am familiar with anything like this that is specific to the HIV virus itself. It appears from your description that there is no "retinitis", or inflammation or infection in/on the retina. Most Read more »

Questions from your answer

Hi Dr. Franscino!In a previous answer given through the "ask the experts" - HIV and CMV (CMV)Oct 17, 2008 -, I read "...CMV disease most often affects people with HIV when their CD4+ cell counts are below 50. You may also be at risk if you have a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are the easiest to manage. Intravenous (IV) medication involves needle sticks or a medication line that might become infected. Ocular injections mean inserting a needle directly into the eye. Implants, which last six to eight months, take about... Read more »

HIV and CMV (CMV)

Hi...My dad has been HIV+ for about 9 years now. He was diagnosed with ALL last year (which at this moment is currently in remission). He is currently taking maintence chemo pills and Atripla for his HIV. He was just told he has CMV. Is he in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...during your pregnancy. Developing babies who are infected with CMV during pregnancy have a high likelihood of hearing and/or vision impairment and mental retardation.How Do I Prevent CMV Infection?CMV is easy to pass from one person to another.... Read more »

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 Read more »
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The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...Diabetes Symptoms of diabetes include: Extreme thirst Need to urinate frequently Unexplained weight loss Hunger Blurry vision Irritability Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet Difficulty healing Extreme fatigue Symptoms... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar levels in the blood ofHIV+ people. Although... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Time; Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

Should I go to the E/R???! help

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
...status, I'm a female). I made an appt to get tested Monday but I don't know if I should wait. I have been experiencing blurred vision and my eyes hurt, I am afraid I have cmv retinitis. I don't want to go blind. Should I go to the e/r? Or wait... Read more »