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HIV Among Latinos

Fast Facts Hispanics/Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV, relative to other races/ethnicities. The estimated new HIV infection rate among Hispanics/Latinos in 2010 in the United States was more than 3 times as high as that of whites. Socioeconomic factors such as poverty and language barriers may contribute to Hispanic/Latino HIV infection rates. HIV infection is a serious threat to the health of the...
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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 »

Increased sensitivity of a viral culture when CD8 cells are taken out

Happy holidays, Dr. Holodniy,I read an answer of yours to a question posted earlier this year in which you said that the sensitivity of an HIV viral culture on cells is in the range of 85 to 90.I have also read that viral cultures are much more...
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
There are many variables which affect the sensitivity of HIV culture. Removal of CD8 cells would increase the sensitivity. There are no published studies which address and compare the sensitivities rigorously. Since this is not a routine clinical... Read more »

MAC diagnosis but nothing found in culture

I was treated for MAC for year and a half and then stopped , remained on HAART , took a treatment break for 5 months and developed severe pains , swelling and necrosis of lymphs on biopsy . But while they tried to culture for mc they unable to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Necrotic nodes can be difficult to culture organismas out of and are a real challenge as your situation demonstrates. MAC can certainly cause that-if you had culture demonstrated MAC previously then relapse is a major concern so often patients wind... Read more »

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 by swabbing the gums... Read more »
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HISPANIC HIV LOOKING FOR A HIV WOMEN

Posted by Anonymous
HI, MY NAME IS HUMBERTO FROM MASTIC BEACH IN LONG ISLAND . I AM LOOKING FOR A WOMEN WHO UNDERSTANDS THE EMOTIONAL AND FELLING OF SOMEONE WHO IS LIVING WITH HIV AND IS NOT AFFRAID TO HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE. WHO ALSO LIKES MOVIES,... Read more »

HIV Prevention among Hispanics in Pierson, Florida

Posted by HIV_Prevention1
Hello I'm an outreach worker in Pierson, Florida and I'm looking for a Hispanic teen or adult who lives near by that would volunteer to come and talk to my students. I run the Youth Empowerment Progran in this area, which is an HIV/AIDS prevention... Read more »

The Problem in Hispanic and Black Communities.

Posted by youngman, 1 Reply
Why is it that the Hispanic and African American Communities here in the United States are being hit the hardest with the HIV/AIDS problem. Is it possible because prevention and awareness is not a concern to our government, or is it another factor?... 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.

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