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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. HIV is a virus that attacks...
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Visual Changes in Early HIV Infection

Dr. Feinberg,I've recognized, through HIV-related discussions and internet readings, that many HIV+ patients develop floaters (vitreous fiber condensation 'cobweb type') in early HIV infection. I believe this is because of the immune...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The mechanism you propose might be responsible if HIV directly infected retinal cells, and the subsequent immune response were directed at those cells. I know of no data that indicate that retinal cells are infected by HIV, but some brain cells are... Read more »

Visual Changes in Early HIV Infection

Dr. Holodniy,I've recognized, through HIV-related discussions and internet readings, that many HIV+ patients develop floaters (vitreous fiber condensation 'cobweb type') in early HIV infection. I believe this is because of the immune...
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
Your hypothesis is possible. We could only prove that by sampling cells within the vitreous and studying their level of immune activation.MH... Read more »

Early HIV Visual Changes (Revised)

Dr. Feinberg, Thank you for posting my viewpoint a few weeks ago. I have since done more research and have subsequently revised my hypothesis.OBSERVATION: A large percentage of recently infected HIV patients develop cobweb-type floaters.PROBABLE...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I have not seen acutely or recently-infected individuals who have complained about floaters. In general, I don't think it's accurate to say that floaters are common in early HIV infection. I have not seen floaters listed as a typical... Read more »

Early HIV Visual Changes (Revised)

Dr. Holodniy, Thank you for posting my viewpoint a few weeks ago. I have since done more research and have subsequently revised my hypothesis.OBSERVATION: A large percentage of recently infected HIV patients develop cobweb-type floaters.PROBABLE...
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
Many known HIV chronically infected patients describe floaters. I am not aware of this happening, nor have I seen it reported in acute infection... Read more »
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Visual AIDS Director NYC

Posted by Anonymous
Founded in 1988, Visual AIDS is internationally recognized for its groundbreaking educational work promoting AIDS awareness through the visual arts. Since 1996, we have provided an increasing range of direct
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hiv- w/ lots of aids symptoms

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hiv negative aids symptoms

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Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, or ICL, is an immunodeficiency syndrome in which human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, cannot be detected. Because HIV is the causative agent of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), ICL can be referred to as... Read more »

Hiv ARS symptoms STRAIGHT into full blown AIDS?

Posted by anxious66, 1 Reply
I have posted about my risk before, unprotected oral (msm) me giving, no ejaculation. tested negative at 6 weeks with a 4th gen duo.

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