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Can A Culture Done By A Gynecologist Detect Hiv

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will Semen culture will detect hiv virus in semen?

Hi Doc.Its me again, I have mailed you my question earlier. but didnt receive any reply...I am 34 yrs. I have been married for 4 years. I have no kid. Last week we had consult Doctor. He has asked me to take Semen Culture test. As he has analysis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A routine semen culture test is not designed to detect HIV. Your doctor is most likely looking for a bacterial infection, possibly prostatitis.My advice, if you have not already done so, is to level with both your doctor and wife regarding... Read more »

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New York Times Examines How Rapid At-Home HIV Test Might Affect Dating Culture

The New York Times on Sunday examined how the approval of a rapid at-home HIV test might affect the dating culture in the U.S. Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies is expected to apply soon to FDA for permission to sell its OraQuick... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Recommends Routine, Opt-Out HIV Screening for All Women

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently recommended routinely screening all women ages 19-64 for HIV, regardless of risk factors, unless the patient declines. Targeted screening is recommended for women outside that age... Read more »
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Newly Identified Marker Helps Predict Tuberculosis Complications in HIV Patients

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Early Detection of TB Among HIV-Infected Could Avert Many Deaths

Early detection and treatment of TB among HIV-positive individuals could avert a significant number of deaths in South Africa, suggests a new report. Of 240 people ages 20-45 who died at a KwaZulu-Natal hospital in a recent 10-month period, 94... Read more »
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Viral culture test for hiv. gmanbill?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me if having a viral culture is a good idea,
for finding hiv.ive already had dna,bdna,pcr,antibodys,antigen.

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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

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HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I had several ELISA HIV 1 tests all negative (thank God). But now I'm wondering about HIV 2. Can the HIV 1 test detect HIV 2?

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can a hematology blood test detect hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can a hematology blood test detect if you have hiv??? even though it isnt specifically for HIV like the ELISA??? pls answer Read more »