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Vision Problems With Hiv

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HIV, Anemia & Vision Problems

A history about my partner before I ask my question: Diagnosed with AIDS and CMV retinitis in May 2004 after losing complete vision in his left eye and was starting to experience loss of vision in his right eye. Also dropped from his normal weight...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would be concerned about a return of his CMV (needs to be checked by eye doc) and about adrenal insufficiency. I some cases at our clinic we have empirically put patients on IL-2 to try and boost the CD4 count. If he is losing weight then a... Read more »

Are vision problems a common side effect?

Hello,My husband is HIV+ for over nine years now, and he has been experiencing vision problems... Read more »

Vision Problems

Doc. I am concern about my vision I lost site in one eye and the good eye have floters what test... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Vision Opinion Asks: Is Uganda's Government Ready For New Role Under PEPFAR?

Freddie Ssengooba, lecturer at the Makerere University School of Public Health, writes in a New Vision opinion about how PEPFAR influenced the relationship between NGOs and the Ugandan government and how these relationships will likely change in... Read more »
Housing Works

After a Decade Apart, a Dad Tells His Daughter He Has HIV

Vargas sees a photo of his daughter for the first time in 12 years. Once in a while, a story made for a movie plays out in the real world. Euclides Vargas, 55, is a former disco dance instructor and speakeasy owner living in Brooklyn. He has... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Vision Report Finds Young Brides at Risk of Contracting HIV/AIDS

A report recently released by World Vision has found that girls in developing countries who marry before age 18 -- whose numbers are expected to double to 100 million in the next 10 years -- are at an increased risk of HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports. ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Vision President Calls on Evangelical Churches to Participate in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Too many churches "loo[k] the other way" when it comes to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, Richard Stearns, president of the Christian humanitarian organization World Vision , said at a recent prayer breakfast in Los Angeles to discuss the HIV/AIDS... Read more »
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Question about Vision changes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
What are the associated vision problems with being hiv positive?

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Change if Vision

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Whats this Change in Vision symptoms of HIV ? they say you see flash's of light can anyone help me with this ? i get these flashes all the time Read more »

cmv, rd detach,loosing my vision

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HI
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT TO DO IN MY SITUATION, I HAD MY RETINA RE-ATTACHED, HOWEVER EVERYTHING IS DARK, DUE TO TISSUE GROWING AFTER SURGERY, I NEED SOME ADVISED, THANK YOU

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Vision Getting Worse

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex twice with a guy of unknown status (I'm a female). This happened almost 5 years ago and I have been putting testing off for a very long time. I tried to test right after it happened but I didn't know you had to wait six months... Read more »