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Culture And Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/PlusNews Examines Role of Culture in HIV Prevention in Uganda

IRIN/ PlusNews examines HIV prevention strategies in Uganda in relation to the "debate about whether 'multiple concurrent partnerships' are indeed one of the forces behind Africa's epidemic." Sylvia Tamale of Uganda's Makerere University said that... Read more »
UNAIDS

Men, Culture and HIV/AIDS

I care . . . Do you? "I care . . . Do you?" is the slogan for the second year of a two-year campaign intended to create a sustained focus on the role of men in the AIDS epidemic. Key Messages Men are influenced by cultural norms... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Shared Values, Distinct Cultures: HIV Care for Latinos in the U.S.

In 2000, a full decade before predicted, Latinos became the largest minority group in the U.S. -- over 13% of the population. They include people of Mexican descent (66%), Central and South Americans (15%), Puerto Ricans (9%), Cubans (4%), and other... Read more »
Ask the Experts

abundance of white cells seen on pap culture HIV?

Hi Dr.Glenn I'm hoping that you can ease some of my fear. I went to my local health department last week because I was having some very mild vaginal itching. The nurse practitioner gave me a pap to see if i had a simple yeast infection. when...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,The only way to know if someone has been infected with HIV is to get a HIV test. That's the only way.It's true that a lot of white blood cells can indicate an infection, that's make sense since you were... Read more »

Can a blood culture identify hiv?

I recently had to undergo an hiv test in a foreign country. The test result revealed that I was positive.The hospital asked me for a second blood sample saying they wished to culture it. However they did not tell me the result of the culture even...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Antibody tests are more sensitive and accurate then blood culture for HIV infection. You can culture HIV out of the blood, but it requires a certain expertise and equipment to do it properly. Even in the best hands not all infected people will have... 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, is to level with both your doctor and wife regarding... Read more »

CMV culture/DNA reliability and HIV infection

Are there difficulties with accurate diagnosis of CMV through culture and PCR in people infected with HIV? Would cultures show false negative in early stages of infection? Thank you for your help....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
CMV laboratory tests are reliable in HIV+s.... Read more »
Connect With Others

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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New Queer health/culture site

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
http://www.terrydobbin.ottawaweb.com/heal.html

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Is gay culture toxic?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Everywhere you turn you see images of young, clean shaven, hairless, "buffed" boys gracing the gay mags and movies. Who actually looks like most of these people? All we are given to watch on tv is Will and Grace. They represent like 5% of the entire... Read more »

my latest news (BAD NEWS)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just got back my viral culture results that were taken about 1 month ago. Bad news for me and all. It was positive. This means that I was not crazy and there are others out there like me. HIV does exist and strains of it go undetected by... Read more »