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Can A Culture Done By A Gynecologist Detect Hiv

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Gynecological Problems

...experiencing and have regular GYN exams to look for problems that you might not know exist. If your doctor isn't skilled at screening and diagnosing GYN conditions, or you would rather see a specialist, ask for a referral to a gynecologist who is experienced in treating women with HIV. Be sure that your HIV doctor is aware of results from GYN screening tests and any treatments you might be on for GYN conditions. Make sure that your...
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HIV/throat culture

Can a throat culture accurately detect HIV infection?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
... Hi,No, it cannot. Throat cultures are used to diagnose conditions such as strep throat, not HIV. The only way to diagnose HIV is with an HIV-specific test. There are HIV-diagnostic tests that use oral fluids and are obtained Read more »

my pregnant wife of 3years tested HIV+ , and i Testede -

hi doctore bob, im in love with your site and your new blog that you write!my wife if 3years tested testes HIV Positive in her seventh month of pregnancy and i tested negative, since we were together i tested regulary and she didn not, she used to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with a more specific test (Western Blot or immunofluorescent assay) before the person is labeled HIV positive. That your wife's gynecologist may not realize this is shocking and very worrisome. I would strongly advise your wife not take... Read more »

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, Read more »

hiv?

hello, i am pregnant with my second child and had the required hiv testing which my doctor has notified me that it came back as repeatedly reactive which is equivelant to exposure to HIV. could this be a false positive, i never had this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with a more specific test (Western Blot or immunofluorescent assay) before the person is labeled HIV positive. That your wife's gynecologist may not realize this is shocking and very worrisome. I would strongly advise your wife not take... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

can an HIV-1 test detect HIV-2?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 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? Thanks Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands Read more »

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. Read more »