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Red Eyes Sign Of HIV Infection

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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Red eyes

Goodday Doctor, thank you for all the answers you providing to us,I have been on ARV'S medication... Read more »

Red eyes

Hi - I constantly have red eyes - +ve 3yrs - not on meds - cd4 750 & VL 33000 - what could be the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...vaccination directly prevent pathogen-specific morbidity and mortality, they might also contribute to reduced rate of progression of HIV disease. For instance, randomized trials using trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) have documented that... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic

...of 28 co-infected MSM (25 percent). Of the 28 co-infected men, only five reported any history of injection drug use (IDU). HIV infection, IDU, fisting, and use of gamma hydroxyl butyrate (GHB) were found to be significantly associated with HCV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent-Driven Sampling in a Hidden Population at Risk of HIV Infection: Who Do HIV-Positive Recruiters Recruit?

Respondent-driven sampling (RDS), a network-based method used to recruit hidden populations, is prone to bias. "However, these biases could facilitate recruitment of high-risk networks," according to the authors, who examined recruitment patterns... Read more »
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Bloodshot

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello everyone, I would like to ask if severe red eye, or blood shot eyes is a sign of ARS or HIV infection? Yesterday when I looked in the mirror my eyes were so red they looked like those monsters in cartoons. Should I be worried? Read more »

Chronic Red Eye

Posted by Anonym, 1 Reply
...Are red eyes typically found in HIV pos individuals? Read more »

swollen veins and red eyes (getting really down)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 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 »

red eyes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Are red eyes a symptom of HIV? Read more »