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Symptoms Of Herpes Infection In Eye

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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HIV infection through sweat in eyes

Hi,I have read in many placs that you can not be infected through contact with the sweat of and HIV infected person. However, would it be possible to be infected if the sweat came into contact with, lets say, your eyes?Andre...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Andre,Exactly what part of "you cannot be infected through contact with the sweat of an HIV-infected person" don't you understand??? After all, you've read this fact in "many placs," right? Come on, Andre, be... Read more »

Eye infection

Hi. I've developed a strange red wrinkly appearance on both of my eyelids and occasionally a miniscule white discharge from the corners of my eyes. Also my thyroid glands are slightly up and I feel slightly nauseous. Could these be symptoms of...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
These don't sound like the typical symptoms but acute (recent) HIV infection can manifest itself in unusual ways. If you have any risks for HIV (and anyone who is sexually active is theoretically at risk), do yourself a favor and get tested.... Read more »

Eye Symptoms

Good Doctor,Are symptoms such as eye floaters common in early infection? I tested negative at 19.25 weeks by elisa, but 4 weeks ago I had a floater appear and I read about CMV? Anything else casue this that maybe hiv related or is this not related?...
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
Given the timing of your negative test, HIV infection is not likely. CMV infection of the eye during acute infection would be extremely unlikely as this is a complication of late stage HIV disease. If the eye doc feels your eye exam is OK, then he... Read more »

Eye symptoms part 2

Hi Dr Young, I wrote to you last week about blurred vision and floaters during early infection. On your advice I saw an ophthalmologist who said everything looked fine (retina, lens, etc) but I have gone from nearly 20/20 vision in my right eye in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your follow up.I don't think that the changes in the vision reported by your ophthamologist are out of the range of normal (unfortunately) aging.Indeed, your age coincides with many individual's needs for prescription... Read more »
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red eyes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Are red eyes a symptom of HIV?
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Diarreha and red eyes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know if diarreha and eye redness are a symptom of hiv or any other std?

I was told no risk 5 weeks ago from frottage with boxesrs on and later masturbating on massesuses breasts. Now I have the above symptoms. I went to opthalmologis... Read more »

Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Woke up this morning with conjunctivitis/pink eye. I'm now 10-11 weeks post exposure. Treated for gonorrhea/chlamydia weeks ago (as a result of the exposure). I tested negative on a PCR at the time - doctor assured me it would have been positive... Read more »

can my eye/back and neck pain be acute HIV symptom

Posted by chirags, 2 Replies
Hi;
I am a 25 year male from India.In my country no one gives a proper advise about HIV/AIDS.People feel shy to talk about sex.Thats the reason I am writing to you.Doctor I had sex with a sex worker with double condom 1 month back. The condom... Read more »