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I was recently diagnosed with a colloidal cyst but after the surgeon said its not the issue of my neurological symptoms I was looking for the cause. I ran across the list for HIV neurological symptoms and have some but no the physical ones. I have forgetfulness, vision problems like loss of depth perception, at times confusion when my headaches get worse and light sensitivity when they're bad. I have balance issues and at times numbeness. But I don't have fevers, rash sores any prolonged infections, vomiting or diarrhea. I have no weight loss if anything I've gained weight. I'm very concerned though and any advice at all would help. 
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helpline-volunteer
Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about whether it is possible that the various neurological symptoms you are experiencing may be as a result of HIV.

It is nearly impossible to attribute these issues to HIV. Symptoms of HIV present differently from one person to another and many symptoms of HIV are identical to other illnesses, such as the common cold/flu. One's HIV status cannot be determined without testing confirmation.

According to the HIV Transmission Equation, HIV transmission requires a bodily fluid (e.g. blood) that has direct access to the bloodstream (e.g. via open cuts and sores, sexual organs, mucosal membranes, etc.) through an High/Low/Negligible Risk activity. Examples of what activities go into which risk level can be found on this site.

Recommendation: Refer to a health care provider for HIV testing.

Best regards,
AIDS Vancouver Online/Helpline, Shirley

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