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If I Have Ars Will I Have Eye Floaters

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Eye Floaters?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I read many questions on here regarding these Eye Floaters, would some please put this to rest. Are these or are they not a symptom related to ARS Read more »

Eye Floaters - the debate continues...please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The Eye Floater debate continues. Anyone who has experienced the sudden onset of eye floaters following what they perceive to be a potential HIV exposure needs to read this. A recent poster to the website at John's Hopkins wrote, "Being HIV... Read more »

Floater survey

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How many of you experience floaters? are they small or big? in just one eye?
No, i don't believe that floaters are caused by ARS but i still wanted to ask.
Thank You

Not That Anonymous

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Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Whats the likelyhood of hiv induced floaters after 5 weeks Read more »

ATT: Jackie... Floaters - Evidence, Unfortunately

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Regarding the floaters, I was reading the experts' replies and found this evidence of the connection between floaters and early HIV. I am very disturbed now and don't know what to do... I was beginning to forget about the floaters, but now I see... Read more »
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Re: Floaters

Dr. Bartlett... I just read your earlier answer regarding "floaters" and the possibility of it being a symptom of ARS. First off, I had to go look up what the heck a "floater" was, it not being that common a term, so you might...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Thank you very much for sharing your experience. I will share the description of your symptoms with my colleagues who study acute HIV infection. I am not sure why the floaters would appear, but they could be a reflection of the vigorous immune... Read more »

eye floaters - HIV?

Dr. Henry,Is there any connection between eye floaters and acute/recent hiv infection? Recently I began to see floaters in both eyes. I went to an Ophthalmologist and he said my eyes were completely healthy. He told me floaters are very common and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Floaters in the eye are not a symptom that would lead to concern about HIV infection. They are very, very common in the general population. KH... Read more »

Eye Floaters: Holistic Approaches

My acupuncturist discussed eye floaters with me today.She says that, in Chinese Medicine, it's an indicator of liver imbalance.Makes sense. We people with HIV and meds have a lot of work going on in the liver.Not that this is the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Interesting observation-I am not aware of a clear link between floaters and an increased rate of liver problems. KH... Read more »

Eye Floaters and HIV Medications?

Over the last few years, I've noticed an increasing amount of annoying eye floaters present. I have a few webs of them, and they're very difficult to live with.I read on the Internet of other people reporting these symptoms, and I wonder...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Floaters are very common in the general population with current treatment being quite limited. There has been no link between any HIV medication and floaters that I am aware of. KH... Read more »

Spencer Cox, Iconic HIV Activist, Through the Eyes of His Mother and His Friend

The death of veteran treatment activist Spencer Cox on Dec. 18, 2012, at age 44 sent a shock wave through the HIV community. His passing has lent urgency to the field of research on the effects of "surviving a plague" on longtime HIV survivors ,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Argentina: Study Finds Most Women Get HIV From Long-Term Partners

Most women -- 73 percent -- diagnosed as HIV-positive in Argentina within the last two years were infected through unprotected sex with a stable partner, according to preliminary results of a new study. The "Study of Recently Diagnosed Women" was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arkansas: Shelter Accused of HIV Eviction

In a complaint presented Friday to the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, a homeless man says he was evicted from a Little Rock shelter because he has HIV. The complaint says Our House, which receives federal funds and provides long-term housing and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Huckabee Says He Will Not "Recant" 1992 Comments on HIV/AIDS

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee , who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, on Sunday said that he will not "recant" statements made in 1992 in which he called for people living with HIV/AIDS to be isolated from the general... Read more »