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If I Have Ars Will I Have Floaters

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
People know me in this board as the shower joy. I just can't understand that if my risk is low, tested at 7 weeks negative, Why do I have so many symptoms. Just this morning, I started seeing floaters in my vision. I'm really getting crazy or... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Vision loss in ARS/early infection

Is it possible to have visual deficits shortly after ARS (weeks)?I have noticed blurred vision and floaters.Is this worrisome and does it mean anything about prognosis?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
It's possible to have a wide array of symptoms during acute retroviral syndrome-- ranging from none to mild (most common) to new onset AIDS complications.The most important thing to do at anytime when you have concerning symptoms is to notify... Read more »

Is ARS cough contagious?

Hello Doc,I had case of hangnails as i picked my skin at nail roots. They were pretty fresh..i mean an hour or two fresh.At this time...I had an episode of fingering a prostitute. No sex and no kissing. At first I had dry cough and saw coated tongue...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is not transmitted through the air (it is not airborne), so a person is not at risk for HIV infection when a person with acute HIV infection coughs.There is no evidence that HIV has ever been transmitted through fingering (even with hangnails).... 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 »
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