fear of Brain tumor
Mar 10, 2010
i am living in africa, and HIV+ for the last 10 years and started ARV 6 years back ,now i am on tenovavir,neverapin andlamuvidine, currently i am noticing at the back of my head a darkening and feeling pain and also a feeling of losing balance /feeling rotation when i move my head from one side to other.my doctor didnot want to tell me right he recently see me and said it might be virgo or problem of ear balance.what I am asking is how to proceed in getting quick measure, second is it possible to treat the brain tumor with surgery. please advice me. E.k
Response from Dr. Henry
Risk for HIV/AIDS related brain tumor related partlyu to CD4 count (decreased risk if CD4 count >> 200). Cerebellar or middle ear problem can cause balance problems so do recommend clinical evaluation. Brain tumor is a possibility but other conditions much more likely. KH
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