About 2 of every 3 people with HIV or AIDS develop eye problems. Some are mild, while others are severe enough to cause blindness. Among the most common are infections, which can lead to bleeding in the retina (the tissue at the back of the eye that reflects light) and detachment of the retina.
You may not notice any symptoms until the problems are advanced so it's important to have regular eye exams. Contact your doctor right away if you notice any changes in your vision, like seeing spots, watery or red eyes, being sensitive to light, or eye pain.
HIV and Your Heart
A body with HIV is in a state of almost constant inflammation as it tries to fight the infection. Inflammation has been linked to heart disease.