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When Was Hiv Identified

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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 Read more »

Follow up to 'Using a Biopsy to Identify/Rule Out HIV Infection'

Dear Mark - firstly thanks for the quick reply - just a follow up. You mention that there is no... Read more »

Use Of Biopsy to Identify/Rule Out HIV Infection

Dear Dr Holodniy - just repeating a previous question. I'd really appreciate your advice.Patient... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Test Identifies HIV Earlier, Study Finds

... A new genetic test can identify "people very recently infected" with HIV, Reuters reports. The results were published on Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Named Partners and Number of Partners Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection Identified by Persons With Acute Versus Established HIV Infection certain populations, note the current study's authors. They hypothesized that patients acutely infected might be able to identify more named partners than those with established infections. The study analyzed surveillance databases from North... Read more »
Project Inform

Project Inform Joins Call for Greater Commitment and Cooperation to Identify a Cure for HIV/AIDS

...manageable disease for most people infected with the virus able to access them. But they do not actually cure HIV infection or AIDS. And so, a group of leading HIV experts has come together to call for a major new commitment and better... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Over 91,000 Newly Identified Cases of HIV In Uganda Last Year

...Speaking in Kampala, during the release of the report, presidency minister Beatrice Wabudeya "advocated for increasing the level of HIV/AIDS knowledge in the communities" (Bugembe, 7/15). Back to other news for July 2009 Search the... Read more »
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Scientists Identify Gene That Blocks HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 1 Reply
...the scientists found that cells in which TRIM22 was switched off couldn't defend themselves against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. "This means that TRIM22 is an essential part of our body's ability to fight off HIV," Dr. Stephen Barr, a... Read more »

Researchers identify promising agents for HIV cure

Posted by optimistic2009
...Researchers from the University of North Carolina and Merck are identifying promising new leads in the search for agents that may be able to purge HIV from resting CD4 cells, a key requirement for any Read more »

looking for LGBTQI person to connect with

Posted by Keya
...being a person of color. Finaly, we can inspere each other to keep moving foward. thanks, keya ps. I'm a black women youth who identify as queer and I am HIV+. Read more »

Major Strategic Breakthrough

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal (CHUM) have announced an important breakthrough in fighting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). For the first time, scientists have identified a defect in the immune response to HIV and found a way to... Read more »